Epidendrum amplexirisaraldense Hágsater & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Amplexicaule TYPE Photo © by Hagsater & Santiago and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Risaralda Embracing Epidendrum [refers to the similarity of this orchid to E amplexicaule and the location [Risaralda] where the species occurs]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Risaralda Colombia in wet montane forests at elevations around 2890 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with cane-like, terete, straight stems enveloped basally by non-foliaceous sheaths and carrying 5, all along the apical half of the stem, spreading, unequal, basal smaller, larger above, elliptic, shortly acuminate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the earlier winter on a terminal, occuring only once, flexuous, paniculate, 2 to 3 short branched, each branch few flowered, 20 to 30 flowered inflorescence overall and with much shorter than the ovary, prominent, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaule floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaerum 13 Plate 1406 Hagsater 2013 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017