Epidendrum chuspipatense Hágsater & R.Vásquez 2004 GROUP Alberti SUBGROUP Alberti TYPE Drawing by © M. Lopez R. and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Chuspipata Epidendrum [A town in Bolivia near where the species was found]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in western Bolivia in humid montane forests on roadbanks at elevations of 2150 to 2590 meters as a giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, ancipitose, straight stems carrying numerous, all along the aapical half, alternate, subequal, elliptic, shortly acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the summer through fall on a terminal, racemose, erect, several arising at once from the same stem, peduncle elongate, enveloped completely by 2, tubular, ancipitose, conduplicate, acute bracts successively single to 6 or more flowered inflorescence with slightly shorter than the ovary, lanceolate, subacute, ancipitose, conduplicate, imbricating, the apical ones shorter floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with the tepals yellow to green, column and lip are white.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 724 Hagsater & Vasquez 2004 Drawing fide