Monographs Details: Eriopsis sceptrum Rchb.f. & Warsz.
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Family:Orchidaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - BRAZIL. Amazonas: Upper Rio Negro basin, Cocui, epiphyte, flowers showy, yellow. May 9, 1918, R. E. Schultes & F. Lopez 9997; Rio Negro basin, Rio Dimiti, epiphyte, showy yellow flowers, May 12-19, 1948, Schultes & Lopez 9947. COLOMBIA. Vaupes: Río Guainia basin, Rio Naquieni, in vicinity of Cerro Monachi, epiphyte, flowers yellow with brown markings, June 1948, Schultes & Lopez 10035A. Amazonas-Vaupés, Rio Apaporis, between Rio Pacoa and Rio Kananari, about 250 m alt., June 17, 1951, R. E. Schultes & I. Cabrera 12620. VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Rio Icabaru, rather low on relatively open tree by side of rapids, G. C. K. Dunsterville 661. Amazonas: Along Rio Guainia above the mouth of Rio Casiquiare to the Rio Negro near Uanauaca and near S. Gabriel de Cachoeira, frequent on trees. Spruce 2390 (type of E. Sprucei); at the headwaters of Rfo Atacavi, E. Foldats 3738; Cerro de la Neblina, Rio Yatua, 1750-1800 m alt., 4-5 km north of Cumbre Camp, occasional terrestrial in scrub forest, "Tepals yellow-brown, lip brown-) ellow, the central lobe white with deep purple dots; column basally yellow, apically green," January 10, 1954, B. Maguire, J. J. Wurdack & G. S. Bunting 37182; along Cano Tamd-Tamd (a black-water cano on right bank of Rio Orinoco just above Tamd-Tamd) 150 m alt., abundant epiphyte in large clumps, "Tepals old gold margined maroon; lip flesh-colored, the apical lobe white with maroon speckling," June 23, 1959, J. J. Wurdack & L. S. Adderley 43143. PERU (type of E. sceptrum).

Discussion:

Eriopsis Sprucei Reichb. f., Walp. Ann. Bot. Syst. 6: 663. 1863; Cogn., Martius Fl. Bras. 3 (5): 588. 1902.

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