Epidendrum becerrae Hagsater & Santiago 2013 GROUP Saxicola

TYPE Drawing Photo by A. Monteagudo/TYPE Drawing by Hagsater & Santiago and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name Becerra's Epidendrum [Peruvian Botanist and collector of species current]

Flower Size .8 [2 cm]

Found in Pasco Peru in montane primary forests at elevations of 2900 to 3300 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial in sphagnum moss with a fusiform, heteroblastic pseudobulb, the new pseudobulb produced from a rhizome about .4 to .6" [1-2 cm] long, enveloped nearly totally by 1-2 non-foliar, scarious, striated, strongly rugose foliar sheaths and carrying a single, apical, articulate, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate-elliptic, apex subobtuse, minutely apiculate, margin entire leaf that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, arising through a single spathe, racemose, erect, peduncle 1.12 to 1.6 [2.8-4 cm] long, slightly longer than the apical leaf, laterally compressed, thin, erect, straight, mauve colored, rachis .24 to .4" [6-10 mm] long, simultaneously 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular-ovate, acute, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying secund, non-resupinate, mauve colored flowers with a lighter mauve colored lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1411 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 drawing/photo fide