Epidendrum soratae Rchb.f. 1878 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Sorotae Isotype Courtesy of JSTOR and the JSTOR Plant Science Website

Part Shade Cold LATESpring THROUGH LATEWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Sorata Epidendrum [A town in Bolivia]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru in upper montane cloud forests at elevations of 2700 to 3100 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with terete, branching from the middle to upper nodes of the stem carrying numerous on the main stem, lanceolate, aristate, margin entire leaves that on the main stem are larger than the leaves on the side stems that blooms in the late spring through late winter on a terminal, subcapitate, occuring only once, 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying successively opening, several open at a time, resupinate flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 988 Hagsater 2007 drawing fide;