Epidendrum erikae Hágsater & E.Santiago 2015 GROUP Macrostachyum

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo by © T. Hinestroza/TYPE Drawing by Jimenenz and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name Erika's Epidendrum [Wife of Eric Hagsater Epidendrum expert current]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Colombia mainly on the Cordillera Central at elevations of 2400 to 3600 meters as a giant sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with branching when mature, cane-like, terete, erect stems carrying numerous, all along the stem, alternate, articulate, suberect, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, obtuse, apical margin slightly crenulate leaves that blooms at any time of the year, on a terminal, erect, without a spathe, occuring only once, racemose, 2.8 to 5.2" [7 to 13 cm] long, successively 2 to 3, 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence with prominent, longer than the ovary, cymbiform, widely ovate when spread, rounded apically, green with the edges dark brown, margin entire floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, very fleshy, ventrally yellow to lilac on the dorsal surface or totally lilac flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1521 Hagsater & Santiago 2015 photo/drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 Photo fide;