Epidendrum amapense Hágsater & L.Sánchez 1993 GROUP Difforme TYPE Drawing by © Hágsater & L.Sánchez and Epidendra Website

Common Name The Amapa' Epidendrum [A State of Brazil where the type was collected]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Fr Guiana and Brazil on trees along rivers in rainforests at low elevations as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a simple, reed-like, strongly laterally compressed, flexuous stems carrying 4 to 6, all along the stem, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic to linear-elliptic, bilobed, margin entire, dorsally lightly carinate leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a terminal, occuring only once, sessile, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, thin, amplexicaul, ovate, obtuse floral bracts and carrying resupinate, simultaneously opening, green flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 105 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 drawing fide; Orchids of French Guiana Szlachetko, Veyret, etal 2012 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;