Epidendrum myrmecophorum Barb.Rodr. 1891 GROUP Smaragdinum

Photo by Roberto Vasquez


Drawing by Cogniaux

Common Name The Ant Loving Epidendrum

Flower Size

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Amazonas state of Brazil in rainforests as a large sized, erect to pendulous, hot to warm growing epiphyte that blooms in the spring on a 12" [30 cm] long inflorescence.

Synonyms Epidendrum huebneri f. denticulatum (C.Schweinf.) C.Schweinf. 1967; Epidendrum rectopedunculatum C.Schweinf. 1943; Epidendrum rectopedunculatum f. denticulatum C.Schweinf. 1962

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as E rectopedunculatum; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide;