Epidendrum cernuum Kunth 1816 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Cernuum Photo by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name The Nodding Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found from southern Colombia to northwestern Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in disturbed pastures on trees and shrubs and on embankments as a terrestrial at elevations around 3000 to 3300 meters as a large sized, cold growing epiphyte with a very branched stem enveloped completely by tubular, imbricating, leaf-bearing sheaths with the younger ones above attached to subcoriaceous, oblong, acute, obtuse and obliquely bilobed apically, articulate to the leaf sheaths below leaves that blooms in fall on a short, terminal, 3" [7.5 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with a few to many simultaneously opening flowers.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing not = E pseudocernuum; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 149 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 188 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo close; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 421 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 430 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 441 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 453 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 456 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 457 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 469 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 736 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 766 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 767 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 787 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 855 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1218 Hagsater 2009 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1214 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1224 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1278 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1334 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide [my photo]

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