Epidendrum ancirotylosum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2004 GROUP Amblostoma SUBGROUP Amblostomioides TYPE Drawing by © Hágsater & E.Santiago and Epidendra Website


Common Name The Anchor Shaped Swelling Epidendrum [refers to the anchor shaped swelling on the lip]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Peru on the Amazon slope at elevations around 2250 meters as a medium sized, cold growing lithophyte with a simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, somewhat thickened towards the middle, straight stems carrying 9, along the apical half, alternate, subcoriaceous, lanceolate, bilobed, with a low dorsal keel, glabrous, margin entire, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, suberect, paniculate, laterally flattened, glabrous, to 90 flowered inflorescence with 3 slightly arching branches, the peduncle and branches provided with widely triangular, acute bracts and much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, resupinate flowers without color and fragrance data.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 703 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 drawing fide;