Epidendrum rowleyi Withner & Pollard 1969

Plant Photo by Weyman Bussey

Long Lip Variety Photo by Rudolf Jenny


Common Name Rowley's Epidendrum [English Botanist 20th cen]

Flower Size 3.6" [9 cm]

Found in Guerrero and Oaxaca states of Mexico on oaks in typical pine-oak forests on slopes above rivers at elevations of 2100 to 2500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, flattened canes carrying 2 to 3, thick and leathery, broadly elliptic to oblong, serrulate marginally, obtuse to acute, slightly cordate towards the base, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter and early spring on a terminal, short, single to few flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, obtuse floral bracts arising on a mature cane.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 9 1969 photo; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide