Epidendrum chloe Rchb. f. 1856 GROUP Chloe Photos by Mario Velasquez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another flower Photo by Eric Hunt Plant grown by Dan Newman of Hanging Gardens.


Common Name or Meaning The Green Shoot Epidendrum

Flower Size 3/5" [1.5 cm]

Found in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua in wet montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, grass-like, cool growing epiphyte occuring on mossy trees with erect, thin, grass-like stems carrying several, thin, linear, acuminate, basally clasping, bulging leaves held in the apical half that blooms in the late winter and spring on a terminal, laxly few flowered, to 2" [to 5 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature cane.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 710 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 399 Hagsater, Sanchez & Garcia-Cruz 1999; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1315 Hagsater 2010 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1324 Hagsater 2010 as E culmiforme see recognition sectoin;