Epidendrum actinoglossum Hagsater & Santiago 2013 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum TYPE Drawing by Hagsater & Santiago and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Radiating Tongue Epidendrum [refers to the radiating calli of the lip]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru on the lower eastern slopes of the Andes at elevations around 800 to 1300 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, simple, cane-like, terete, thin, straight stems enveloped basally by tubular, non-foliaceous sheaths and carrying about 2 to 3, at the apex of the stem, unequal in size, subcoriaceous, narrowly elliptic, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, occuring only once, .44 to .68" [1.1 to 1.7cm] long, arching-nutant, thin, laterally compressed, straight, 4 to 5, apparently successive flowered inflorescence with narrowly triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Orchidaceaerum 14 Plate 1401 Hagsater 2013 drawing fide;