Epidendrum charpinii Hágsater & E.Santiago 2010 GROUP Alpicolum SUBGROUP Alpicolum TYPE Drawing by Jimenenz and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name Charpin's Epidendrum [Swiss specialist in Mediteranean flora at the Geneva Botanical Garden and senior collector of the holotype current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Venezuela on the Caribbean slope of the cordillera de Merida of the Andeas at ekevations of 2200 to 3000 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, erect, straight, thick stems carrying numerous, suberect, alternate, articulate, coriaceous, lanceolate, somewhat conduplicate, rounded apically, shortly bilobed leaves that blooms in the later summer through mid fall on a terminal, racemose, arching-nutant, peduncle laterally compressed, nearly completely enveloped by 2, tubular, open on pone side above the middle and then conduplicate, acuminate, scarious with age bracts, densely, simultaneously to 60 flowered inflorescence with prominent, nearly as long as the ovary, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul floral brtacts and carrying resupinate, fleshy, ochre flowers with a greenish column.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1314 Hágsater & Santiago 2010 Drawing/photo fide