Epidendrum yungasense Rolfe ex Rusby 1855 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum Photo by Eric Hagsater

Another Flower? Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Dan Newman of Hanging Gardens.

Common Name The Yungas Epidendrum [A northern mountain Region of Bolivia]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northwestern Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations of 1500 to 2200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with simple, canelike, laterally compressed , ancipitose, arching-pendent stems enveloped basally by tubular, non-foliaceous sheaths and carrying 7 to 13, all along the apical half of the stem, articulate, distichous, unequal in size [the basal are smallest]; oblong-lanceolate, acute, margin entire leaves that blooms in the summer through fall on a terminal, occuring only once, paniculate, arching, peduncle, thin, laterally compressed, 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long, with 2 to 3 conduplicate, acuminate, ancipitose bracts, rachis with 2 short, spreading racemes, 1.2" [3 cm] long, simultaneously 40 flowered inflorescence that is 3.2" [8 cm] long overall and has shorter than the ovary, linear-lanceoalte, acuminate floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1500 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 drawing fide

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