Epidendrum indecoratum Schltr. 1921 GROUP Piperinum

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Part Shade Cold Winter

Common Name The Undecorated Epidendrum

Flower Size

Found in Pichincha province of Ecuador on the western slope of the Andes at elevations around 2800 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with many branching, leafy stems carrying erect-spreading, narrowly linear, apiculate, revolute margin leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, arising at the apex of the branches, sub-sessile, generally 2 flowered inflorescence with erect-spreading, ovate, acuminate, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying small, fleshy, glabrous, greenish yellow flowers.

Schlechter states that it is a rather inconspicuous species with small flowers related to E piperinum and E tolimense in the flowers especially similar to the former, but it is distinguished by the narrow-linear, rolled at the edge of lip and the unequally stiffer plant.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 8: 74 Ecuador Schlechter 1921; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Atlas Figuren 1929 drawing fide