Epidendrum aguirrei Hágsater 1999 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum Photo by Richard Noel

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Common Name Aguirre's Epidendrum Epidendrum [Colombian cultivator of species current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in the department of Antioquia Colombia without locality as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, cane-like, terete stems carrying numerous, all along the stem, lanceolate, acuminate, green leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, paniculate, each branch 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long, erect, slightly flexuous, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long including the short, 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long peduncle, 22 to 45 flowered inflorescence carrying simultaneously opening flowers with the tepals green, the column green basally white towards the apex, and the lip is white with a purple blotch at each side of the disc.

" The new species is closely related to E. parviflorum, which has smaller flowers, the sepals being .16 to 2" [4 to 5 mm] long, narrower leaves, .3 to .52" [7.5 to 3 mm] wide, and immaculate flowers. Other species with small, simultaneous flowers and immaculate lips are E. longibracteatum Hágsater which has prominent floral bracts often longer than the ovary; E. gratiosum Rchb. f. has a nearly repent plant habit. E. yungasense Rolfe has a longer .24" [6 mm], slender column. E. cirrhochilum Lehm. & Kraenzl has simultaneous flowers with .28" [7 mm] long sepals, and long, acuminate apical lobes of the lip some .28" [7 mm] long, the disc marked with purple. The following species have successive flowers with immaculate lips: E. macbridei C. Schweinf. usually has one flower at a time; E. subnutans Ames & c. Schweinf. has sepals about .24" [6 mm] long, with many flowers in various stages of development on a many branched inflorescence; E. poeppigii Hágsater has very long, narrow leaves 3.6 to 6.8" x .48 to .68" [9-17 x 1.2-1.7 cm]. Hagsater etal 1999

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 302 Hagsater & Sanchez 1999 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #9 2017 photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;

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