Epidendrum pachyneuron Schltr. 1920 GROUP Philippii

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Common Name The Thick Nerved Epidendrum

Flower Size

Found in Cauca department of Colombia without locational data as a medium sized epiphyte with branching, terete, cane-like stems carrying erect-patent, all along the stem, oblong-ligulate, obtuse leaves that blooms on a terminal, decurved, 4.4" [11 cm] long overall, rachis cylindrical, sub-sessile, densely many flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, acuminate, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying glabrous, somewhat fleshy flowers without fragrance and color data.

"Epidendrum pachyneuron Schltr. is part of the GROUP Philippii characterized by the sympodial, caespitose habit, laterally compressed stems, successive flowers and a generally sub-erect, paniculate inflorescence, the peduncle with up to 4 prominent, conduplicate, ancipitose, bracts covering the lower part of the peduncle. The species has .6" [15 mm] long sepals, and short leaves, 1.2 to 1.6" x .4 to .56" [30 to 40 x 10 to 14 mm]." Hagsater etal 2001


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 140 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 249 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 57: 190 Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 458 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;