Monographs Details: Epidendrum ramosum Jacq.
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Auyan-tepui, 1850 m alt., January 1938, G. H. H. Tate 1223; same locality. Pannier ir Schwabe 1790a, fide Foldats; Mt. Roraima, southwest-facing forested slopes between Rond6n Camp and base of sandstone bluffs, 2040-2255 m alt., epiphyte on mossy tree trunk, stems arching and sprawling, leaves subcoriaceous, rich green, September 30, 1944, J. A. Steyermark 68974; Ptari-tepui, on forested south-facing slopes overlying sandstone, along slopes of quebrada above "Cave Rock," 1810-2100 m alt., epiphyte on mossy tree trunk, leaves coriaceous, dark green above and dull green beneath, flowers pale green with upper half of column whitish, lip greenish white, October 30, 1944, Steyermark 59535; Cerro Guaiquinima, Rio Paragua, along rim of west escarpment 1 km west of Cumbre Camp, 1800 m alt., infrequent epiphyte in thickets, flowers greenish, December 30, 1951, 5. Maguire 32834; Chimanta Massif, northwestern part of Abacapa-tepui, 1210-1600 m alt., between Camp 3 and main line of sandstone bluffs, in wet mossy forest, epiphyte on tree trunk, leaves coriaceous, dark green above and dull green beneath, April 17, 1953, Steyermark 75072; same locality, 1300 m alt., in vicinity of Camp 3, on forested slopes adjacent to quebrada, epiphyte on tree trunk, stems purple, leaves coriaceous, rich green above, April 20, 1953, Steyermark 75177; same locality, east-central portion of summit of Apacara-tepui, 2450-2500 m alt, on rock outcrops bordering large swamp, leaves coriaceous, dull green to dark purple on both sides, sepals greenish yellow and dull lavender, petals greenish yellow, lip ascending, greenish yellow, column pale green, June 21-22, 1953, Steyermark 75874; bosque enano a lo largo del afluente Este del Rio Venamo, sobre el hombrillo superior del cerro, 1400 m alt., epiphyte on tree branch along main stream in quebrada, flower yellow with greenish lip, column pale yellow with dull purple tip, January 3, 1964, Steyermark & Dunsterville 92673, 92696-A. Amazonas: Cerro Duida, Savanna Hills, 1350 m alt., epiphyte in woods, flowers yellow, G. H. H. Tate 829; Rio Siapa, on right bank just below Raudal Gallineta (about 110 river kms from mouth), 600-900 m alt., on sandstone dome, epiphyte in scrub forest, flowers pale green, July 21, 1959, J. J. Wurdack & L. S. Adderley 43570. A widespread species extending from Middle America and the West Indies (Martinique, type) and South America to PERU and BRAZIL.
Distribution:Venezuela South America
| Martinique South America
| Peru South America
| Brazil South America