Epidendrum christensonii Hágsater & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Pseudepidenrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum

TYPE Drawing TYPE photo by © Moron de Abad/TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name Christenson's Epidendrum [American Botanist Orchid Specialist 1956- 2011]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador and northern Peru at elevations of 1400 to 1600 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like,terete, erect, straight stems carrying 13 all along the stem, distichous, articulate, erect-spreading, unequal in size, basally and apically smaller, narrowly lanceolate-elliptic, shortly acuminate, margin entire, spreading leaves that blooms in the summer on terminal, erect, paniculate, peduncle 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, thin, somewhat laterally compressed, erect straight, enveloped by 2, tubular, acute, partly imbicating bracts, rachis 1.72" 2.76" [4.3 to 7.65 cm] long, to 8" [20 cm ]long, overall, laxly, simutaneously to 50 flowered inflorescence with small, much shorter that the ovary, narrowly triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul flora bracts and carrying resupinate, pale green with the lip and the apex of the column white.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1513 Chocce-Peńa, Hágsater & Vega-Vera 2015 Drawing fide