Epidendrum colanense Hágsater & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Sumacoense TYPE Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name the Cordillera Colan Epidendrum [A mountain range in Amazonas Peru]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Amazonas Peru in the Cordillera Colan at elevations around 2350 to 2500 meters as a large to giant sized, cold growing epiphyte with branching, cane-like, terete, erect, straight, the basal half of the main stem enveloped by tubular, non-foliar, striate, rugose sheaths and carrying numerous on the main stem, 2 to 5 per branch, all along the apical half of the branches, erect-spreading, distichous, articulate, altenate, sub-coriaceous, unequal in size, basal one shorter, oblong, obtuse, margin entire leaves with main stem leaves slightly larger that blooms in the winter on a terminal, without a spathe, occuring only once, racmose , (occasionally producing a pair of flowers on a very short, sessile inflorescence on a branch), slightly arching, peduncle .6" [1.5 cm] subterte, thin, short, prvided near the base an oblanceolate, acute bract, rachis simultaneously 7 to 10 flowered inflorescence with oprominent, shorter than the ovary, linear-lanceolate, long acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, greenish yellow flowers.

Synonyms P>References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1419 Hagsater & Santiago 2013 drawing fide;