Epidendrum brachypodum Hágsater 2004 GROUP Alberti SUBBGROUP Alberti Photo by © Johnnier A. Arango-Bermúdez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Plant and flower Photo by © Diego Calderon and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Type Drawing Drawing by © Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Short Foot Epidendrum [refers to the short, pedunculate inflorescence]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in west central Colombia on the western slope of the Cordillera Occidental in cloud forests at elevations around 2300 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, ancipitose, wide, straight stems carrying numerous, all along the stem, alternate, articulate, elliptic, oblong, rounded apically leaves that blooms in the spring [probably throughout the year] on a terminal and lateral, racemose, producing successive racemes in time, 2.2" [5.5 cm] long including the short peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence enveloped by, tubular at the base, conduplicate above, imbricating, ancipitose, subacute bracts and has much shorter than the ovary, conduplicate, subacute, imbricating floral bracts.

CAUTION... Although this photo is close to all the references it differs in having 2 divaricate calli instead of one raised central one so please use with caution!!!!


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaum 7 Plate 715 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 drawing good; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo good