Epidendrum chrysanthum Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Elleanthoides SUBGROUP Rhombochilum TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Golden Yellow Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southwestern Colombia and northwetern Ecuador at elevations of 3600 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with terete, sympodial, repent habit, branching throughout stems carrying all along the stem, purple tinged, narrowly oblong, acute, margin irregular ereose-denticulate, subcoriaceous leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, from the main stems and the branches, racemose, nutant, without a spthe, more or less simultaneously 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with triangular to lanceolate, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying golden yellow flowers with the back side of the sepals and the ovary bronze and the apex of the tepals and the lip are green.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 427 Hagsater & Dodson 1999 Drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;