Epidendrum bambusitricolor Hágsater & Collantes 2010 GROUP Bambusiforme TYPE Drawing by © Hágsater & Collantes and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Three Colored Bamboo-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in central Peru at elevations of 1700 to 2600 meters as a giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with simple, cane-likeerect, straight, thick stems carrying all along the stem numerous, articulate, distichous, subcoriaceous, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter through summer on a lateral, arising on a mature stem, opposite the leaf, racemose, erect-arching, peduncle enveloped almost completely by 4 to 5 acute, tubular bracts, 6" [15 cm] long, successively 20 to 25 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, linear-triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with the tepals and the column base green, the apex of the column and the lip white, , the calli of the lip and the disc of the lip purple and the splotch on the disc is darker and solid.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1306 Hagsater & Collantes 2010 drawing fide;