Epidendrum platychilum Schltr. 1921 GROUP Difforme Photo by Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Type drawings TYPE Drawings by Schlechter and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Broad Lipped Epidendrum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador on the Pacific coast of the Andes in montane rainforest at elevations of 800 to 1400 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with somewhat laterally compressed, flexuous stems carrying 3 to 5, coriaceous, elliptic to narrowly ovate, retuse, margin entire leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a terminal, occuring only once, sessile inflorescence arising on a mature stem with shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and 1 to 2, resupinate, simultaneously opening flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 42. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 8: 80 Ecuador Schlechter 1921 Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Figuren-Atlas 57: 356 Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 91 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1276 Hagsater & Sanchez 2009 drawing fide;