Epidendrum marmoratum A. Rich. & Galeotti 1845

Photo by Eric Hunt


Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

Common Name The Marbled Epidendrum

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

This species hails from Jalisco, Guerrero, and Oaxaca states of Mexico in pine-oak forests on the Pacific slope at elevations of 1500 to 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with stoutly cylindrical, pseudobulbous, red to purple infused stems with several, leathery, broad leaves and blooms in the spring on a terminal, tall, arching, densly flowered raceme with long-lasting, successively opening flowers that needs slight shade and cooler nights.

Synonyms Auliza marmorata (A. Rich. & Galeotti) Braem 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1881 drawing fide; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992 photo fide; Manual Of Orchids Stewart 1995; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002 photo fide; *The Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 7 The Debateable Epidendrum Withner & Harding 2004; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide