Epidendrum deltastachyum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2015 GROUP Macrostachyum

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

Common Name The Triangular Lip Ear of Corn Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Tungurahua Ecuador at elevvations around 3000 to 3200 meters as a large sized, cold growing monopodial epiphyte with branching in maturity, cane-like, terete, slightly arching stems enveloped baslly by scarious sheaths and carrying numerous on the main stem, 6 to 8 persistent at the apex, articulate, alternate, partly spreading, narrowly elliptic, obtuse, margin entire, slightly revolute leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, slightly arching, occuring only once, peduncle .2" [5 mm] long, subterete, straight, rachis 4.6" [11.5 cm] long, terete, helicoid, 4.8" [12 cm] long overall, simultaneously 18 to 21 flowered inflorescence with prominent, somewhat longer than the ovary, gradually smaller above, triangular, acute, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, fleshy, green tinged with brown, turning orange brown wqith age flowers with the base of the lip and column green.

Synonyms P>References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1518 Hágsater & Sántiago 2015 Drawing fide