Epidendrum calyptrectylosum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Megalospathum SUBGROUP Vesicicaule TYPE Drawing by Hagsater & Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Veiled No Calli Epidendrum [Refers to the very prominent clinandrium hood [Veiled] and the lack of a callus on the lip]

Flower Size .6” [1.5 cm]

Found in southwestern Colombia and northern Ecuador in cloud forests on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Oriental at elevations around 3000 to 3200 meters as a small sized, cold, pendent growing epiphyte with simple, arising on the basal 1/3 of the previoiu, cane-like, terete, thin, slightly sinuous stems basally enveloped by 2 to 3 infundibuliform sheaths and carrying 5 to 7 distributed throughout the apical 2/3's of the stem, alternate, articulate, unequal in size, linear-lanceolate, falcate, acuminate, minutely papillose margined leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, arising through an acuminate, conduplicate, oblique, margin obliquely papillose spathe, subumbelliform, short, pendulous, laxly simultaneously 6 to 17 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular-lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying light green, resupinate flowers.

This species is in a group of about 12 species that have often in the past been considered synomonous and are spread from Colombia to Bolivia. The separated species include E. cardiomorphum, Epidendrum calyptratoides,Epidendrum calyptratum, Epidendrum calyptrectylosum; Epidendrum chaparense, Epidendrum falcivesicicaule, Epidendrum lagotis; Epidendrum pachyclinium, Epidendrum platypetalum and Epidendrum vesicicaule


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 plate 1414 Hagsater 2013 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017