Epidendrum xanthinum Lindl. 1844

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Yellow Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Brazil as a large to giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial reedstem at elevations of 1500 to 2200 meters with an elongated, canelike, stem, carrying alternating, linear leaves and blooms on a to 2' [60 cm] long, inflorescence with the flowers clustered in a ball at the apex occuring in the spring and fall.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo ok; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994