Epidendrum carautaense Hágsater & L.Sánchez 2009 GROUP Mancum TYPE Drawing by Hagsater & Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Carauta Epidendrum [A Town in Colombia near where the type was collected]

Flower Size .4” [1 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in cloud forest at elevations around 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing orchid with cane-like, erect, straight, basally terete, somewhat laterally cvompressed towards the apex stems enveloped basally by 2, non-foliar, scarious, minutely striated, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, sessile, linear-oblong, canaliculate, obtuse, margin entire leaf that blooms on a terminal, racemose, elongate, peduncle to 1.2" [3 cm] long, erect, straight, laterally compressed, enveloped totally by a single, oblong, ancipitous, acute, spathe, rachis to 2.8" 7 cm] long, laxly simultaneously 45 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular-lanceolate, acute, amplexicaul floral bract and carrying resupinate, somewhat fleshy flowers.

Only the type has been examined and there is no record of the flower color.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 13 plate 1308 Hagsater & Chocce 2010 drawing fide;

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