Epidendrum platyoon Schltr. 1921 Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold Fall

Common Name The Broad? Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Cusco Peru at elevations of 3100 meters as a small sized, cold growing caespitose epiphyte with canelike, erect, straight, thin stems enveloped almost completely by subinflated foliaceous sheaths and carrying all along the stems, alternate, articulate, lanceolate, acute, abruptly constricted at the conduplicate subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, sessile, apparently [successively?] single flowered inflorescence arising through a conspicuous, conduplcate, elliptic, acute spathe.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution!


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 646 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing not = E rhomboscutellum