Epidendrum ciliipetalum (Garay) Hágsater & E.Santiago 2007 GROUP Lanium Photo by © Rodrigo Escobar and Epidendra Herbaria Website


Common Name The Eyelash Sepal Epidendrum [refers to the hairy margin sepals]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found on the Cordillera Central of Colombia at elevations around 800 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with cane-like, simple, terete, thin, erect stems enveloped completly by 4 tubular sheaths and carrying 2, towards the apex of the stem, coriaceous, articulate, alternate, suberect, narrowly oblong-ovate, subacute,conduplicate, spreading leaves that blooms in the late summer through earlier winter on a terminal, occuring only once, on a mature stem, racemose to occasionally branched, terete to subterete, to 3" [7.5 cm] long including the elongating peduncle to 2" [5 cm] long enveloped completly by imbricating, compressed, grey green bracts, successively single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Epidanthus ciliipetalus Garay 1969;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideología 4: 157 Garay 1969 as Epidanthus cilipetalus photo/drawing fide; *Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 918 Hagsater 2007 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;