Epidendrum rugulosum Schltr. 1920 GROUP Aquaticum

Drawing Photo by J S Moreno/ Drawing by R Jimenez M and The AMO Herbaria Website

Inflorescence Photo by Ecuagenera

Drawing Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name The Wrinkled Epidendrum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peron the Cordillera Central and the Cordillera Occidental of the Andes at elevations around 900 to 2760 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with an erect, branching stem enveloepd completely by imbricating, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying linear, acute, articulate to the sheaths below leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, erect, 4" [10 cm] long, 8 to 13 flowered inflorescence with distichous, sub-spatheaceous, patent, elliptic, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Schlechter 1920; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1311 Hagsater & Sanchez 2010 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1340 Hagsater & Sanchez 2010 see recognition section ?; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014; ICONES ORCHIDACEARUM 15(1) Plate 1557 Hagsater & Santiago 2015