Epidendrum chaquirense Hágsater & L.Sánchez 2004 GROUP Mancum SUBGROUP Mancum TYPE Drawing by M Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Paramo de Chaquiro Epidendrum [refers to the cloud forest where the species occurs]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Andioquia Colombia on the northern end of the Cordillera Central in scrub vegetation at elevations of 2800 to 3200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed stems carrying a single terminal, at the apex of the stem, elliptic-lanceolate, margin entire, unequally bilobed apically leaf that blooms in the winter on a terminal, arising through a single, sides nearly parellel, ancipitous spathe, peduncle laterally compressed, with one intermediate bract, simultaneously to 13 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, brown flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 721 Hágsater & Sanchez 2004 Drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing good;