Epidendrum hymenodes Lindl. 1853

Photo by Alex Reynolds and the ORCHIDS of MAQUIPUCUNA Website

Common Name The Maidenhead-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm] long

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in wet lowlands and montane forests at elevations around 300 to 2160 meters as a large sized, hot to cold growing epiphyte with flexuous, stems enveloped by leaf bases heaths and carrying to 15, distichous, grass-like, linear-lanceolate, strongly acute leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect to pendent, paniculate?, slender, thin, few to several flowered inflorescence with as long as the flower, membraneous, lanceolate floral bracts.

Synonyms Epidendrum arundinaceum F.Lehm. & Kraenzl.1899; Epidendrum zingiberaceum Schltr. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Vol XV Parte 3 Foldats 1970; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as E arundinaceum photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide