Epidendrum tricarinatum Rolfe 1917 TYPE Drawing of E reflexilobum by Schweinfurth

Part Shade Cold

Common Name The Three Keeled Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Peru on rocks amongst shrubs at elevations around 3070 meters as a small sized, cold growing lithophyte with decumbent basally, erect, above, leafy stem carrying distichous, apparently fleshy, 9 or less, ovate-oblong, to oblong to elliptic-oblong to rarely ovate, rounded, minutely bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, peduncle straight, elongate to .4" or more [43.5 cm or more] long, enveloped completely by numerous, close, tubular, scarious sheaths, rachis nodding, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, more or less densely several to many flowered inflorescencewith narrowly triangular, long-acuminate, spreading, lower ones longer floral bracts and carrying small, scarlet or crimson flowers with yellow on the lip and recurved sepals and petals and reflexed laeral lobes of the lip.

Synonyms Epidendrum reflexilobum C.Schweinf. 1943

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959 drawing fide as E reflexilobum; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959 drawing fide; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970