Orchids forum→Epidendrums from Colombia near the border of Ecuador

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Colombia at an elevation of 4,
Southamerica
May 23, 2021 11:23 AM CST
Any help with IDs is appreciated.
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Name: Big Bill
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BigBill
May 24, 2021 6:48 AM CST
Image 8 could be Epidendrum catillus but I can't see the stems with the placement of the leaves. It could also be Epidendrum denticulatum. Images 1, 3, 5 and 7 could be Epidendrum denticulatum. But I think denticulatum is found in the forests of Eastern Brazil. I don't know if it is native to Ecuador or not.
Image number one reminds me of Epidendrum schomburgkii but that is not listed as being native to Ecuador.
#2 might be Epidendrum densiflorum but again, not native to Ecuador perhaps.

But I am not a taxonomist by any stretch.
Have you checked with the local governmental authorities in Ecuador at the Botanical Gardens? They would be a great source. Or I have to imagine books or articles featuring the orchids of Ecuador exist somewhere.

As a judge within the American Orchid Society system we have taxonomists that we occasionally contact for species identifications. Perhaps there is some one down there who is an expert in Ecuadorian species.
I mean so many of us here in the NGA are orchid growers, orchid lovers, but we are not experts in native species of Ecuador.
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May 24, 2021 7:57 AM CST

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Those Epidendrums look mostly like secundum-type, since they display as non-resupinate. ( lip upwards) You see them in Ecuador everywhere on road sides. I think it will be tough to nail down a name.

Perhaps something in this thread might help identifying some of your plants
The thread "Our Orchid Tour with Ecuagenera, Ecuador July 2. to July 15. 2013" in Orchids forum
Colombia at an elevation of 4,
Southamerica
May 24, 2021 12:49 PM CST
Yes, none of those species show growing in Colombia except for Epidendrum catillus which shows growing far from where I was. Photos 2, 4 and 6 are the same orchid and it appears distinct enough to find the species, but no luck so far.
Name: Big Bill
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May 24, 2021 2:42 PM CST
For images 2, 4 and 6 could be Epidendrum difforme.
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Colombia at an elevation of 4,
Southamerica
May 24, 2021 4:45 PM CST
BigBill said:For images 2, 4 and 6 could be Epidendrum difforme.

No, I do not see the resemblance and that species is not from Colombia and was at 3,000 meters.

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