Epidendrum francisci Chocce, Hágsater & M.E.Acuña 2009 Drawing by © M E Acuna and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name Francisco's Epidendrum [Peruvian Conservationist 1900's]]

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in northern Amazonas Peru amongst shrubs at elevtions around 2720 meters as a large sized, cold growing monopodial epiphyte with thin, cane-like in the basal 2/3's of the stem, slightly thickening to fusiform above, new stems produced form the internode below the apical 1/3 of the previous stem enveloped basally by 8 tubular, scarious sheaths and carrying 2, apical, articulate, coriaceous, linear-oblong, conduplicate basally, obtuse apically, apiculate, margin apically minutely papillose leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, arising on a mature stem, paniculate, peduncle short, terete, thin, rachis fractiflex, laxly, asynchronously, successively 7 to 15 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, somewhat fleshy, pale lilac flowers with the basal half of the column greenish and the apex darler lilac.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1244 Chocce, Hágsater & M.E.Acuña 2009 drawing fide