Epidendrum farallocernuum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2016 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Cernuum TYPE Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Farallone E cernnum Epidendrum [refers to the location of this E cernuum-like orchid]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Occidental in Valle de Cauca in montane rain forests at leevations of 3600 to 3650 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with branching, cane-like terete, thin stems carrying 5 to 7, all along the branches [main stem not seen] alternate, suberect, lanceolate, subacute, apiculate, subcoriaceous, apical margin crenate leaves that blooms in the earlier winter through early summer on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, nutant, peduncle .28" [7 mm] long, terete, thin, naked, rachis .52 to .72" [1.3 to 1.8 cm] long, laterally compressed, zig-zag, simultaneously 8 flowered inflorescence with basally nearly as long as the ovarym triangular-lanceolate, acuminate, clsping floral bracts and carrying resupinate, yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Orchidacearum 15 [2] Plate 1582 Hagsater & Santiago 2016 photo/drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017