Epidendrum ventricosum Lindl.1841 GROUP Mancum SUBGROUP Ventricosum
TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website
Common Name The Thick Belly Epidendrum
Flower Size .6” [1.5 cm]
Found northern Peru on the northern end of the Cordillera Oriental at elevations of 1900 to 3000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing sympodial, subcaespitose epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, ancipitous, newly arising from the basal fourth of the previous stem carrying 3 to 5, all along the apical 2/3rds of the stem, unequal, fleshy, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, obtuse, unequally bilobed, margin crenulate leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, arising through a tubular, ancipitous, linear-oblong, rounded envelopeing the peduncle, racemose, simultaneously 6 to 17 flowered inflorescence with very short, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, non-fragrant, transluscent flowers with the calli whitish.
Synonyms Epidendrum pachygastrium Kraenzl. 1905
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 970 Hagsater 2007 as E paltygastrium drawing fide;