Epidendrum crassum C.Schweinf. 1952/ TYPE Drawing by Schweinfurth

Part Shade Cold

Common Name The Thick Epidendrum

Flower Size .75" [1.8 cm]

Found in Carabaya Peru on rocks and cliffs at elevations around 3100 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing lithophyte with a stout, decumbent at the base, leafy in the upper third stems entirely enveloped by loose, scarious, tubular sheaths carrying abover, distichous, oblong-ovate to shortly oblong, ascending, sub-acute, basally amplexicaul leaves that blooms on a terminal, suberect, much longer than the leaves, loosely paniculate, with a few , short, ascending, lateral branches, to 5.58" [13.7 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying small, loose flowers-


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959 drawing fide