Epidendrum angaritae Hágsater 1999 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum


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Common Name Angarita's Epidendrum [Colombian Orchid Collector Current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia on the western slope of the Cordillera Occidental at elevations around 1800 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with laterally compressed towards the apex, erect, cane-like stems enveloped completely by imbricating leafless to leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying, elliptic to narrowly elliptic, acuminate, deep reddish-green, longitudinally veined leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, 6" [15 cm], recurring on the same inflorescence, racemose, rarely paniculate inflorescence arising on a mature pseduobulb and carrying 3 to 16, successively opening flowers with several open at any one time


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 307 Hagsater 1999 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1330 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1347 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1366 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;