Epidendrum amayense Hágsater 1999 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Arbuscula TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Cerro Del Padre Amaya Epidendrum [refers to the species location in Colombia]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia in cloudforests at elevations around 3150 meters as a large sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, cane-like, terete stems producing a new stem from the middle of the previous stem carrying 4 to 5, distichous, towards the apex of the stem, subcoriaceous, linear-lanceolate, acute, dorsally carinate leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, racemose, occuring only once, short, terete, nutant, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, narrowly-triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying 5 to 6, simultaneously opening,yellowish green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaum 3 Plate 303 Hagsater & Sanchez 1999 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;