Epidendrum anchinocturnum Hágsater 1999GROUP Nocturnum SUBGROUP Nocturnum

Side View of Flower

TYPE Drawing Photos/TYPE 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 ancd carrying flowers with the sepals bronze green, the petals yellowish green, and the lip and column pure white.


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; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 as E aff anchinocturnum photo good;