Epidendrum ceticaudatum Rinc.-González, Villanueva & E.Santiago 2015 Group Physinga

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Common Name The Whale Tail Epidendrum [refers to the lip apex shape]

Flower Size 1.28" [2.7 cm]

Found in the department of Valle de Cauca Colombia at elevations around 70 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with cane-like, terete in the basal half, somewhat laterally compressed in the upper half, thin, arching stems carrying 4 to 8, all along the apical half, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, margin entire, deep green above and glaucous below leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, arching, racemose, same stem produces inflorescence over several years, peduncle [10 to 16 cm] filiform, zig-zag, provided with 4 bracts becoming progressively shorter, rachis [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, filiform, slightly sinuous, [15 to 222 cm] long overall, lax, successively single, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, ovate, clasping floral bracts and carrying resupinate, non fraggrant flowers with the tepals lustrous pale pink, lip white and the column pink.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1511 Rinc.-González, Villanueva & E.Santiago 2015 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;