Epidendrum chingazaense Hágsater, E.Santiago & Uribe Vélez 2016 GROUP Macrostachyum SUBGROUP Macrostachyum

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo by © E Santiago TYPE Drawing by © L Rodriguez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Chingaza Epidendrum [A mountain near Bogota Colombia]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the department of Meta Colombia in wet cloud forests at elevations around 3220 meters as a giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with branching above, cane-like, terete, erect, straight stems carrying numerous, all along the main stem, in the upper 2/3's of the branches, articulate, alternate, sub-coriaceous, unequal in size, those on the branches smaller, lustrous above, glacous beneath leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, racemose, occuring only once, peduncle very short, terete, erect, straight, rachis to [16 cm] long, terete, straight, helicoid, laxly, simultaneously to 20 flowered inflorescence with slightly longer than to half the size the ovary, widely ovate, shortly acuminate, clasping, margin denticulate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, very fleshy sweeetly fragrant flowers that are concolor yellow to slightly tinged brown.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [2] Plate 1577 Hágsater, E.Santiago & Uribe Vélez 2016 Drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide;