Monographs Details: Epidendrum fragrans Sw.
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - BRITISH GUIANA. Upper Rupununi River, near Dadanawa, lat. 2°45'N., epiphytic, flowers white and purple. May 28, 1922, J. S. De La Cruz 1375; vicinity of Bartica, on the Essequibo River, lat. 6°25'N., September 3-12, 1922, De La Cruz 1928. Kamakusa, upper Mazaruni River, long, about 59°50'W., July 11-12, 1923, De La Cruz 4103; Koreai Creek, January 2-9, 1924, D. H. Linder 165. COLOMBIA. Vaupes: Rio Pacoa (tributary of Rio Apaporis), about 275 m alt., lat. 0°20'N., long. 71°20'W., epiphyte, flowers lemon-yellow and lip with purple stripes, slightly fragrant, February 7-12, 1952, R. E. Schultes & I. Cabrera 15231; Amazonas-Vaupes, Rio Apaporis, Raudal Yayacopi (La Playa) and vicinity with quartzite base, about 246 m alt., lat. 0°5'S., long. 70°30'W., epiphyte, flowers greenish yellow and lip with purplish lines, April 15, 1952, Schultes & Cabrera 16219; Vaupes, Rio Karuni (tributary of Rio Vaupes), Mesa de Yambi, Savanna Goo-ran-hoo-dd with quartzite base, about 290—300 m alt., lat. 1°20'N., long. 71°20'W., epiphyte, flowers white and lip with purple stripes, April 15-16, 1953, Schultes & Cabrera 19189; Rio Kuduyari (tributary of Rio Vaupes), Yapoboda, quartzite savanna near headwaters, about 275-300 m alt., lat. 1°20'N., long. 70°30'W., epiphyte, flowers yellow or cream-color, April 1953, Schultes & Cabrera 19987, 20008, 20057; Rio Paca (tributary of Rio Papuri) Wacaricuara and vicinity, about 200 m alt., lat. 0°30'N., long. 70°10'W., epiphyte, flowers cream-color, June 1-3, 1953, Schultes ir Cabrera 19528; along Rio Kuduyari, near Mitú, on tree in area flooded by 10 ft of water, August 12, 1960, L. A. Garay 81. VENEZUELA. Amazonas: along Rio Yatua between Laja Catipan and Piedra Arauicaua, 120-130 m alt., epiphyte, flowers cream-color with white lip having longitudinal maroon stripes, column cream-color with maroon dots, July 14, 1959, J. J. Wurdack & L. S. Adderley 43446. Middle America, the West Indies (JAMAICA, type) and South America to BRAZIL and PERU.
Distribution:Guyana South America
| Colombia South America
| Venezuela South America
| West Indies
| Brazil South America
| Peru South America