Epidendrum bispathulatum Hágsater, O.Pérez & E.Santiago 2010 GROUP Pseuedepidenrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum

TYPE Drawing Photo by © Oscar Perez Escobar/TYPE Drawing by Hágsater, O.Pérez & E.Santiago and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Two Spatula Epidendrum [refers to the peculiar lobes of the midlobe of the lip which are widened towards the apex and obliquely truncate]

Flower Size 1” [2.5 cm]

Found in the departments of Antioquia, Caldas and Valle de Cauca Colombia on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Occidental at elevations of 1600 to 2200 meters as a giant sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with simple, canelike, basaslly terete, laterally compressed above, erect in youth, arching to pendent in maturity stems carrying 18 to 33, all along the stem, articulate, alternate, unequal in size, basal and apical ones shorter, membraneous, ellitpic, acute, entore margined leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a terminal, erect, paniculate, peduncle subterete, short, provided in the middle by a single, triangular, acute, amplexicaul bract, rachis slightly flexuous, branches sreading, congested, each subtended with an amplexicaul, triangular, acuminate bract, many floweredc inflorescence with inconspiculous, deltate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, weakly fragrant flowers with creamy yellow proximally sepals, distally greenish, , petals somewhat proximally somewhat greenish, creamy yellow towards the middle and apex, basal half of column greenish, spical half creamy yellow, lip creamy yellow, the midlobe somewhat pale greenish towards the apex.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of The Yotoco Forest Reserve Kolanowska, Escobar, Parra-Sanchez and Szlachetko 2011 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 15 [2] plate 1504 Hagsater & Collantes 2015 drawing fide;