Epidendrum carpishense Hágsater, D.Trujillo & E.Santiago 2009 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Fritzianum TYPE Drawing by Hagsater & Trujillo and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Carpish Pass Epidendrum [An area of Peru along the ridge of the Cordillera Oriental]

Flower Size .3" [7.5 mm]

Found in Peru along the ridge of the Cordillera Oriental at elevations around 2800 to 2900 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with cane-like, terete, thin, scarcely subapically branched, branches shorter than the main stem and carrying 11 on the main stem all along the stem, 5 on the branches, alternate, articulate, somewhat fleshy, linear-lanceolate, sub-obtuse, slightly bilobed, minutely apiculate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, erect, short, racemose, occuring only once, peduncle terete, thin, naked, simultaneously 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular-lanceoalte, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, creamy yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1215 Hagsater, Trujillo & Santiago 2009 drawing fide;