Epidendrum cuchibambae F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899 GROUP Cuchibambae

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo by Hagsater/TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Cuchibamba Epidendrum [ A town in Ecuador where the type was collected]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador along the eastern slope of the Andes and the Cordillera del Condor in wet mossy forests in well ventilated spots at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with cane-like, laterally compresssed stems carrying 5 to 8, all along the stem, unequal, progressively larger above, obliquely lanceolate, acute, green leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a terminal, arising through a single, long, narrow, acuminate spathe occuring only once, racemose, arising on a mature stem, peduncle .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, terete, rachis successively single, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with similar to the spathe but shorter, long, acuminate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, pale green turning yellowish with age, non fragrant flowers.

Synonyms P>References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia 29: 1 Hagsater & Medina 2012 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1517 Hágsater and Sanchez 2015 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;