Epidendrum findlingiae Hágsater, Dalström & Ruíz Pérez 2015 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum Photo by © Stig Dalstrom and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold LATE Summer EARLYFall

Common Name Findling's Epidendrum [American Orchid Philanthropist current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in northern Amazonas Peru on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Oriental at elevations of 2200 to 2845 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with simple, cane-like, terete, thin, erect, straight stems enveloped basally by non-foliar sheaths and carrying 7 to 11, all along the apical half, articulate, spreading, light green to purplish green, elliptic, shortly acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, without a spathe, paniculate, peduncle to 4" [10 cm] long, terete, thin, straight, with 3, basally tubular, acute and conduplicate above, rachis to 6" [15 cm] long, generally 2 to 3 branched, each branch to 2" [5 cm] long, to 10" [25 cm] long overall, laxly simultaneously to 60 flowered inflorescence with gradually diminishing in size, shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate, clasping floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with the sepals dorsally magenta, ventrally greenish brown, petal and column pink, column apex with a few irregular magenta dots, lip pale pink with the base of the midlobe yellowish green and the ribs of the disc heavily marked with dark magenta.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1526 Hagsater, Dalstrom & Ruiz-Perez 2015 photo/drawing fide