Epidendrum chalmersii Hágsater & Ric.Fernández 2013 Group Physinga

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo by © Ian Chalmers/ TYPE Drawing by Jimenenz and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name Chalmers' Epidendrum [Australian Editor of The Orchidian and collector of the type species current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in the province of Cusco Peru in high elevation cloud forests at elevations around 3050 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with simple, cane-like, basally terete laterallly compressed above erect straight stem carrying 3 to 4, erect-spreading, alternate, articulate, coriacaeous, unequal in size, basal one smaller, elliptic, sub-obtuse, margin entire leavs that blooms in the spring on a terminal, arising through a tubular, narrow, somewhat ancipitous spathe, racemose, erect, peduncle [3.5 mm] long, thin, laterally compressed, [6 to 7.5 cm] long, overall, laxly, simultaneously few to several flowered inflorscence with prominent, shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangulat, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, fleshy, creamy green flowers with the tepals dorsally tinged with brown.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1416 Hágsater & Ric.Fernández 2013 Drawing/photo fide