Epidendrum chachapoyarum Chocce-Peña, Hágsater, Acuña-Tarazona et Vega-Vera 2013 GROUP Coronatum SUBGROUP Aristisepalum

Plant and Flowers in situ Peru Photos by © Miguel Chocce-Pena and The Pinterest Website

Common Name The Chachapoya Epidendrum [An indigenous people of the 9th through 15 centuries and inhabitants of the location of this species]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Amazonas Peru in grasslands at elevations around 2870 to 2900 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with cane-like, simple, terete, thin, erect, straight stem carrying 16, all along the apical 2/3's of the stem, alternate, articulate, coriaceous, amplexicaul, partly imbricating, parallel to the stem, lanceolate, green, apex sub-obtuse leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, racemose, arching, .8" [2 cm] long including the 1.2" [3 mm] long, straight peduncle and the thin arching, terete rachis, densely successively 3, to 11 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 818 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing fide