Epidendrum anchinocturnum Hágsater 1999GROUP Nocturnum SUBGROUP Nocturnum Drawing © by Hagsater The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Anchicaya Epidendrum [refers to the location and a play on words the Ancho Epidendrum - The Wide Nocturnum Epidendrum]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in west central Colombia on the pacific slope of the Andes at elevations around 250 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with simple, laterally compressed, straight stems enveloped basally by tubular, ancipitous sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, on the apical 1/3 of the stem, coriaceous, ovate-suborbicular, rounded and retuse, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, compact 1/2 to .56" [1.2 to 1.4 cm] long, pluriracemose, successively 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence with 1 to 2, imbricate, oblong-triangular, acute bracts and much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute, floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 13(1-2): 291 Sanchez & Hagsater1993 drawing fide; Icones Orchidaceaerum 13 Plate 1407 Hagsater 2013 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide