Epidendrum cardenasii Hágsater 1999 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Soratae Photo by © Ivan Jimenez, Jorge Quezada & Juan Carlos Bermejo and the Orquideas de Cotapata Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing © by Lopez & Hagsater The Epidendra Website

Part shade Cold EARLIERSpring

Common Name Cardenas' Epidendrum [Bolivian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Bolivia in wet bogs at elevations around 3500 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a long succession of simple, with 3 to 6 internodes, cane-like, erect, terete, thin stems producing new stems from an apical internode of the previous stem carrying 3 to 5, all along the stem, thin, subcoriaceous, lanceolate, aristate, apical margin papillose leaves that blooms in the earlier spring on a terminal, racemose, arching nutant, terete, thin, .4" [1 cm] long, occuring only once, few flowered inflorescence arising on a mature stem, with much shorter than the ovary, lanceolate, acute floral bracts and carrying 3 to 5, simultaneously opening, resupinate, yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 320 Hagsater & Sanchez 1999 drawing fide;