Epidendrum astetei Hágsater, Collantes & Mormontoy 2013 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea Photo Š by Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

Common Name Astete's Epidendrum [Peruvian Anthropologist and Archiologist and director of the Macchu Picchu Park current]

Flower Size .64" [1.6 cm]

Found in southern Peru at Macchu Picchu at elevations around 3000 to 3780 meters as a medium sized, cold growing lithophyte with branching, the new stem produced from an apical internode of the previous stem, cane-like, terete, thin, erect stems carrying about 5, all along the apical half of the stem, distichous, articulate, subcoriaceous, coriaceous, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate-oblong, subacute to subobtuse, minutely apiculate to ancistrous, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, racemose, arching-nutant, short, pustulate, to sub-aculeate papillae, densely, successively 2 to 3, to 11 flowered inflorescence with half as long as the ovary, prominent, narrowly triangular, amplexicaul floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1409 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 drawing/photo fide