Epidendrum ancipitosum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2016 Group Ancipitosum

Plant in situ Peru TYPE Drawing © by Hagsater & Santiago/Photo by © Isau Huamantupa and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The 2 Edged Stem Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Cusco Department of Peru in montane forests at elevations around 3883 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with pendent, simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, ancipitose stems basally enveloped by long, tubilar, non-foliaceous, scarious sheaths and carrying 9, all along the stem, held parallel to the stem, partly imbricate, similar in size and shape, green, adaxial side lusterous, abaxial side glaucous, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, margin entire, slightly revolute leaves that blooms in the winter without a psathe, terminal, racemose, pendent, peduncle to .8" [2 cm] long, laterally compressed, thin, 1 to 3 bracted near the base, rachis to 4.8" [12 cm] long, laterally compressed, successivley to 20 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, lanceolate, acuminate, embracing, greenish brown floral bracts and carrying resupinate, pale green sepals and petals that are slightly tinged reddish brown.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [2] plate 1571 Hagsater & Santiago 2016 drawing fide