Epidendrum examinis S.Rosillo 1984 GROUP Chloe

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo by Salvador Rosillo/TYPE Drawing by Hagsater and The Herbario AMO Website


Common Name The Bee- Swarm Epidendrum [refers to its habit of forming large colonies]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Jalisco state of Mexico on the Pacific coast in pine-oak forests on rocks at elevations of 1750 to 1800 meters as a large sized, cool growing lithophyte or epiphyte with a cane-like, semi-ancipitous, erect, arcuate to pendulous stem carrying articulate basally, drooping, sub-coriaceous, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on a short, loosely to 10 flowered inflorescence with triangular-lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

Epidendrum examinis is part of GROUP Chloe which is characterized by the sympodial, caespitose plants with simple, very thin stems, grass-like, acuminate, sub-erect leaves, a racemose, lax, few-flowered inflorescence, and delicate flowers with a more or less cordate lip. García-Cruz 1992 compares this species with E chloe, E cusii, E lowilliamsii and E matudae so I have addded them all to GROUP Chloe which may be incorrect as most certainly E cusii does not belong here.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 9: 378 Rosillo 1984 drawing/photo fide; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; Orquídea (Méx.) 12(2): 131-138. Garcia Cruz 1992 drawing fide