Epidendrum acuminatum Ruiz & Pav. 1798GROUP Alpicolum SUBGROUP Alpicolum Photo by Erica Moron de Abad

Inflorescence Photo by Daniel Nickrent and The Phyto Images Website

What many people think is E acuminatum but not even the same group Photo by Alejandro Calderon Gonzalez

Drawing not even the same group Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Part shade ColdSummer

Common Name The Acuminate Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests at elevations of 2100 to 2400 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, leafy stem carrying linear, acuminate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect then arching, racemose, 6.4" [16 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence enveloped by 2 elongate, tubular, acuminate bracts and with linear-lanceolate, acuminate, variable in length floral bracts.

Synonyms Epidendrum melinoacron Schltr 1921; Epidendrum tequendamae F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 9: 88. 1921 as E melinoacron; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959; Flora de Venezuela Vol XV Tercera Parte Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 444 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide to first photo