Epidendrum larae Dodson & R.Vásquez 1989 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum

Photo by © Roberto Vasquez

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Dodson & Vasquez

Part Shade Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name Lara’s Epidendrum [Bolivian Collector of Species current]

Flower Size 1” [2.5 cm]

Found in Cochabamba department of Bolivia on mossy limbs in wet montane forests at elevations of 2450 to 2850 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with terete, arising from near the apex of the previous stem carrying distichous, green, carinate apically leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on a terminal, racemose, pendulous, rachis flattened, many flowered inflorescence carrying green flowers with a maroon to dark maroon tint.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 222 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol II Laelinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2004 drawing/photo fide;