Epidendrum chilcalorum Hágsater, Reina-Rodr. & Rodr.-Mart. 2015 GROUP Pilcuense

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo/ TYPE Drawing by Reina-Rodrigues by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The El Chical Population Epidendrum [refers to the people of the town who back the idea of the area being a public protected area as a conservation alternative]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in southern Colombia on the Cordillera Occidental on the eastern slope of the Andes at elevations around 1800 to 1900 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a fwe branched above when mature, erect, straight, terete, thin, sigle branched stem carrying 7, all along the primary stem, articulate, patent, spreading, elliptic, obtuse, margin entire leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, paniculate, occasionally racemose, erect, peduncle short, terete thin, basally with one lanceolate, acute, clasping bract, rachis 6.8" [17 cm] long, very slightly flexuous, greenish brown, successively 1 to 3, to 11 to 31 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular-lanceolate, acuminate, clasping, spreading brown floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers with externally fuschia-wine red sepals internally pale pink, the petals pale pink and the lip and column are pinkish white .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1512 Reina-Rodr. & Rodr.-Martínez 2015 Drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;