Epidendrum betancurii Hágsater & E.Santiago 2016 GROUP Batesii TYPE Drawing by Hagsater & Santiago and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name Betancurt's Epidendrum [Director of the Instituto de Ciencias Naturales Universidad Nacional de Colombia current]

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in Colombia in the department of Antioquia on the summit of the cordillera Occidental to the department of Valle de Cauca tothe south in disturbed cloud forests at elevations of 1750 to 2050 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with terete, thin, branching sub apically, erect, straight stems carrying 5 to 8, all along the stem, unequal, basal and apical leaves smaller, middle leaves largest, oblong-elliptic, rounded apcially, minutely apiculate, entire margined leaves that blooms in the earlier winter through later spring on a terminal racemose, peduncle to [2 to 3 mm] long, laterally compressed, rachis .38 to .4" [.9 to 1 cm] long, laterally compressed, .48" [1.3 cm] long overall, successively 4 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, widely triangular, acute, embracing floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15[2] Plate 1573 Hagsater & Sanchez 2009 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017