Epidendrum laxifoliatum Schltr. 1920 GROUP Secundum SUBGROUP Elongatum

Photo By Padre Perdo Ortiz

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Part Shade Warm Cool

Common Name The Lax Leaved Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Cauca department of Colombia at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with simple, strict, cane-like stem carrying a few, sub-patent to erect-patent, coriaceous, ligulate-oblong, obtuse leaves that blooms on a terminal, peduncle, erect, to 12" [30 cm] long, rachis to 3.2" [8 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, shorter to equal to the ovary, narrowly lanceolate, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 136 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 248 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Band 57 184 Figueren Atlas Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide