Epidendrum chaparense Dodson & R.Vásquez 1989 GROUP Megalospathum Photo by © Ivan Jimenez, Jorge Quezada & Juan Carlos Bermejo and the Orquideas de Cotapata Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Vasquez and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Chapare Epidendrum [refers to the region of the collection of the type]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the department of Cochabamba, Bolivia in wet montane tropical forests on steep embankments at elevations around 1880 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with branched, decumbent to erect stems enveloped by sheaths and carrying 5 to 7, towards the apex, distichous, pale green, elliptic leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, very short, arising through a spathe, simultaneously 2 flowered inflorescence carrying flowers that are white with a greenish tint.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 327 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide;