Epidendrum chiquiribambense Hágsater & Dodson 2009 GROUP Scabrum SUBGROUP Moritzii

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Chiquiribamba Epidendrum [A town in Loja Ecuador]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Loja Ecuador without elevational data as a large sized orchid with caespitose, thickened, erect stems carrying a single, apical, articulate, erect, lanceolate, obtuse, margin entire leaf that blooms on a terminal, racemose, erect, occuring only once, peduncle elongae, laterally compressed, ancipitous, erect, straight, simultaneously to 130 many flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers.

Known only from the type collected by Wallis? [1858 - 1870] and it had no habit, elevational, flower color or fragrance data. Also the area where this orchid occurs is well known and this showy species has never been seen again.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1222 Hágsater & Dodson 2009 Drawing fide