Epidendrum coryophorum (Kunth) Rchb. f. 1861 GROUP Mancum SUBGROUP Stenoglossum

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Common Name The Helmut Carrying Epidendrum?

Flower Size 1/2" [15 mm]

Found in the mountains of Venezuela?, Colombia and Ecuador in wet montane forest at elevations of 1400 to 3800 as a medium sized, cold to cool growing epiphyte with suberect, leafy stems that are ellipsoid to terete in crossection, enveloped almost entirely by distichous, imbricating, tubular, foliaceous sheaths with articulated, oblong-elliptic, basally conduplicate, acute, subcoriaceous leaves that blooms in the late fall and winter on an erect to arching, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence producing subsequent basal branches all with simultaneously opening, non-resupinate flowers ocurring over a long time.

Synonyms Epidendrum bulbophylloides F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899; Epidendrum corymbosum Ruiz & Pav. 1798; Epidendrum linearilingue Rchb.f. 1877; Stenoglossum coriophorum Lindl. 1830; Stenoglossum corynephorum Spreng. 1828; *Stenoglossum coryophorum Kunth 1815; Stenoglossum subulatum Lindl. 1836

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as E coriophorum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Stenoglossum coriphoroides sic; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:62 Schlechter 1924 as Stenoglossum coriophorum; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 4 1960 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Stenoglossum coriophoroides; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 as Stenoglossum coryophorum; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 400 Dodson 1980 as Stenoglossum coryophorum drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo ok; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 1 2004 photo; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 1230 Bennett & Christenson 2009 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1252 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide

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