Epidendrum cryptotropis Hágsater, Collantes & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo/TYPE Drawing by © Collantes and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Hidden Keel Epidendrum [refers to the prominent ribs of the lip which are hidden within the sac-like base under the column]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in central Peru on the Cordillera Occidental at elevations of 2500 to 2700 meters as a small sized, cold growing, monopodial epiphyte or terrestrial with branching, arising from the apical internodes of the previous, terete, thin straight stem carrying usually 2, at the apex of the branches, distichous, unequal in size, articulate subcoriaceous, narrowly lanceolate, subobtuse, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, without a spathe, racemose, arching, .4" [1 cm] long, occuring only once, simultaaneously 7 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, yellowish green, dirty, sweaty clothes smelling flowers with the borders ad veins purple and the lip and the column apex tinged purple

Synonyms P>References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1323 Hágsater & Santiago 2010 drawing fide;