Epidendrum calothyrsus Schltr. 1920 GROUP Goodspeedianum Photo by The Sociedad Colombiana de Orquideologia Flickr Website

Drawing Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the JanyRenz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Well Flowering Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in premontane and montane forests at elevations of 1580 to 2160 meters as a large to giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with erect, terte, slightly compressed, middle with close fitting scarious sheaths and apically leafy stems carrying 30 to 40, coriaceous, distichous, articulate to the sheaths, prominently veined, oblong-elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the spring and again in the fall on an apical, erect to slightly recurved, paniculate, each branch 3.6 to 8" [9 to 20 cm] long, peduncle to 22" [55 cm] long, with up to 9, triangular, lanceolate, long acuminate, partly imbricating bracts, 16 to 28" [40 to 70 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence carrying sweetly scented flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 photo ok