Epidendrum steyermarkii A.D.Hawkes 1957 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Cernuum Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name Steyermark's Epidendrum [American Orchid Collector in Venezuela 1900's]

Flower Size 1.6" to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found in northwestern Venezuela at elevations around 2700 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, robust stems enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying coriaceous, disitchous, lanceolate, obtuse, pronounced nerves, articulate to the sheaths leaves that blooms on a terminal, relatively short, racemose, 7 to 14 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Epidendrum matutinum Rchb.f. 1850

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venzuela Vol XV Parte 3 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1260 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1294 Hagsater 2009 drawing fide