Epidendrum panicoides Schltr. 1921 GROUP Anceps SUBGROUP Polyanthum

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Common Name The Panicum-Like Epidendrum [A genera in the Poaceae]

Flower Size

Found in Cajamarca department of Peru on the cordillera Tabaconas at elevations around 2400 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, somewhat laterally compressed stems carrying many, erect-spreading, linear, acute, thin leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect-spreading to sub-nutant, peduncle short, single bracted at the base, 2.4" [6 cm] long, rachis flexuous, 6 to 9 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate-linear, shorter than the ovary floral bracts carrying fleshy, small, pale green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9: 90 Peru Schlechter 1921; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 57: 471 Figuren Atlas Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959