Epidendrum ampelomelanoxeros Hágsater, E.Santiago & E.Parra 2013 TYPE Drawing © by Hagsater, Santiago and Para and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Climbing E melanoxeros-like Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in southern Colombia at elevations around 3350 to 3400 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial or epiphyte on remnant trees alng streams with simple, cane-like, terete stems developing the new one from the middle of the previous stem and carrying 6 to 18, suberect, alternate, articulate, coriaceous, dark green purple above, narrowly ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, acute, minutely denticulate margin leaves that blooms in the late winter and earlier spring on a terminal, erect, racemose, arching-nutant, peduncle 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cmm] long, thin, laterally compressed, erect straight, 7.2 to 9.8" [18 to 24 cm] long overall, simultaneously 17 to 26 flowered inflorescence with prominent but much shorter than the ovary, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, fleshy, greenish yellow tinged reddish flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 plate 1405 Hagsater & Santiago 2013 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater, Ayala and Saldana 2014 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;