Epidendrum boricuomutelianum Hágsater & L.Sánchez 2004 GROUP Mutelianum TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez, Hagsater & Sanchez and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Boricua Mutelianum Epidendrum [The Original Indiginous Inhabitants of Puerto Rico and the group within Epidendrum that contains this species]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found only in Puerto Rico in montane forests at elevations around 800 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a simple, erect, cane-like, laterally compressed stem carrying 3 to 5, on the apical half to 1/4 of the stem, coriaceous, distichous, narrowly elliptic, acute, somewhat retuse leaves that blooms in the fall to early winter on a terminal, racemose to paniculate, erect, .8 to 2.8" [2 to 7 cm] long, few to many flowered inflorescence arising through 1 to 2, conduplicate, acuminate spathaceous bracts with sometimes an intermediate bract similar to the spathaceous bracts and with lanceolate, acute floral bracts and carrying 4 to 20, partly opening to cleistogamous, yellow-orange flowers with a brown red column


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaum 7 Plate 711 Hagsater & Salazar 2004 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014