Epidendrum exaltatum Kraenzl. 1916 GROUP Cristatum SUBGROUP Cnemidophorum

Collection Sheet by Weberbauer and The Field Museum Website

Common Name The Almost Kidney shaped Epidendrum

Flower Size

Found in Peru at elevations around 2600 meters as a cold growing terrestrial.

"Epidendrum exaltatum Kraenzl. belongs to the GROUP Cristatum SUBGROUP Cnemidophorum, recognized by the cane-like stems, numerous large, narrow leaves, apical inflorescence subtended by several large, acute, imbricating bracts, racemose, nutant or erect inflorescence with fleshy flowers, and a three-lobed lip with entire margins. The species is recognized by the shorter inflorescences, smaller flowers with sepals .4" [10 mm] long, straight, 3-veined petals, and the mid-lobe of the lip is rectangular, truncate and minutely apiculate. Epidendrum youngii has slightly falcate, 3-veined petals, the 3-lobed lip, the mid-lobe transversely rectangular with a very wide apical sinus, minutely apiculate, bilobed with the lobes rounded and the column arched in the middle. Epidendrum oreonastes Rchb.f. has straight, linear-oblanceolate, 1-veined petals; the mid-lobe of the lip is entire and apically truncate, column straight." Adapted from E youngii Icones Plate 1498 Hagsater etal 2013

Synonyms Epidendrum subreniforme var. ramosum C.Schweinf. 1953

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1458 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1482 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1498 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 see recognition section;

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