Epidendrum brachyoothistachyum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2015 GROUP Macrostachyum SUBGROUP Macrostachyum TYPE Drawing by Hagsater & Santiago and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Short Ovary Ear of Corn Epidendrum [refers to the short ovary and the inflorescence shape]

Flower Size 1.6” [4 cm]

Found in southern Colombia and northern Ecuador on the western slope of the Andes at elevations around 670 to 680 meters as a small sized, large to giant sized, warm growing epiphyte with cane-like, laterally compressed, branching when mature, erect stems carrying nimerous, all along the stem, articulate, alternate, spreading, elliptic, subacute, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter and early spring on a terminal, erect, racemose, ocurring only once, peduncle to .4" [1 cm] long, laterally compressed, erect, straight, rachis to 4.8" [12 cm] long, laterally compressed, simultaneously 17 flowered inflorescence with prominent, slightly longer than the ovary, gradually diminishing in size towards the apex, , widely ovate, obtuse, clasping floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, fleshy, green flowers with a greenish yellow.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] plate 1507 Hagsater 2015 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;