Epidendrum caesaris Hágsater & E.Santiago 2007 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea

Inflorescence Photos by © and The Club de Ciencias OCASA Boyaca Colombia Website

TYPE Drawing Drawing by © Jimenez and Hagsater and The Epidendra Website


Common Name Cesar's Epidendrum [Cesar Fernandez, Venezuelan Agronomical Engineer current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Venezuela on rocks in road cuts at elevations around 1700 to 3200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, cane-like, terete, thin, straight stems producing new stems from near the apical internodes of the previous stem and carrying 2 to 15, along along the stem, alternate, suberect, subcoriaceous, oblong-lanceolate, apically bilobed, low dorsal keel, margin entire leaves that blooms in the later spring through late fall on a terminal, erect, occuring only once, terete, thin, ebracteate, arching-nutant, 1/4" [6 to 8 mm] long, racemose, 4 to 19 flowered inflorescence with narrowly triangular, acuminate, about half as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaum 9 Plate 915 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;