Epidendrum constricolumna Hágsater, Chocce & E.Santiago 2009 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Soratae TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Constricted Column Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northeastern Peru on the upper eastern slope of the Andes at elevations of 2000 to 3250 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing monopodial terrestrial with cane-like, laterally compressed, shortly branched above the middle stems carrying on the main stem not seen, on the branches 5 to 6, allalong the branch, alternate, articulate, erect-spreading, ovate-lanceolate, acute, coriaceous, green, margin entire and purple leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, racemose, short, occuring only once, peduncle, short, teretee, thin, rachis lax, simultaneously 3 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular-lanceolate, acute, aamplexicaul floral bracts and carrying respinate, ochre, tinged reddish flowers with the tepals translucent, the column reddish and the lip tinged reddish.

Synonyms P>References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1226 Hagsater, Chocce & Santiago 2009 drawing fide;