Epidendrum imitans Schltr. 1921 GROUP Spathiger SUBGROUP Coriifolium TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Part Shade

Common Name The Imitating Epidendrum [refers to its similarity to E coriifolium]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in French Guiana, Guyana, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru

E imitans from Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana, Ecuador and Peru differs from the often stated synomonous E coriifolium hby having closely imbricating floral bracts with rounded apices, several simultaneously opening flowers with linear petals and a subtriangular lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 8: 74 Schlechter 1921; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Altlas Figuren 57: 345 Schlechter 1929 Drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as E coriifolium drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 3 Foldats 1970 as E coriifolium drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as E imitans drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 398 Hagsater & Sanchez 1999 see recognition section; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 409 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section;