Epidendrum angustissimum Lindl. 1853 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Cuniculatum TYPE Drawing by Hagsater & Santiago and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Narrowest Epidendrum [refers to the very narrow leaves]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Colombia on the cordillera central at the Nevado de Tolima to the eastern cordillera near Cuenca Ecuador at elevations of 2900 to 3900 meters as a small to just large sized, cold growing monopodial, much branching, erect epiphyte with cane-like, terete, more or less straight, the main stem long and branching from the middle and upper internodes, secondary stems consisting of 3 to 11 internodes and those also producing new stems and carrying numerous, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, those on the main stem larger than the leaves on the branches that blooms in the late summer through earlier winter on an erect to nodding, terminal, flowering only once, densely, simultaneously 10 to 16 flowering inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying pale yellow resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Epidendrum chortophyllum Schltr. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 7: 244 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 8: 69 Ecuador Schlechter 1921 as E chortophyllum; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Figuren -Atlas 57: 338 Schlechter 1929 as E chortophyllum drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 12 plate 1205 Hagsater & Dodson 2009 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater, Ayala and Saldana 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo good; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 as E chortophyllum drawing good;