Epidendrum luckei I.Bock 1984


Type DrawingPhoto/drawing by I Bock and The Epidendra Website

Part Shade Hot LATE Summer EARLYFall

Common Name Lucke's Epidendrum [German Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the department of Choco Colombia in rainforests at elevations around 50 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with pendent, glabrous, filiform, elongate, branched stems arising from near the base of the previous stem, carrying distichous, fleshy, coriaceous, sulcate midnerve, carinate dorsally, rounded and bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on a terminal, .24" [6 mm] long, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidee (Hamburg) 35(3): 100103, t. 15. Bock 1984 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 953 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide