Monday, September 23, 2013
Epidendrum fimbriatum Kunth 1816, a tiny gem from high altitude wet forests
I saw this plant in the orchid house of the Botanical Garden of Quito, Ecuador. This plant except that it is found in Peru.¹ It is also found in Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia and Bolivia. The flowers were at the tip of a long inflorescence that seemed to have been blooming for a long time. It was being cultivated on a raised bed of gravel.
¹Zelenko, H., Bermudez, P. 2009. Orchid species of Peru