Epidendrum cuatrecasasii Garay 1956 GROUP Alberti SUBGROUP Alberti Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name Cuatrecasas' Epidendrum [Colombian Botanist in Washington DC at the Smithsonian 1900's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Choco and Valle de Cauca departments of Colombia in the Pacific lowlands within tropical rainforests at elevations of sea level to 100 meters with simple, cane-like laterally compressed stems carrying all along the apical half of the stem, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, acute, minutely apiculate leaves taht blooms in the mid winter and early spring on a terminal and lateral, at least the apical one pluriracemose, erect, only one per raceme from a subapical node, but there may be more than one per stem, new rachis arising from the lower bracts which are imbricating, tubular and infundibuliform and carrying light green flowers.

Synonyms P>References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Cho Colombia Misas 2005 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 824 Hágsater, Santiago and Sanchez 2010 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater, Ayala and Saldana 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;