Epidendrum fusagasugaense E.Parra, Hágsater & L.Sánchez 2013 GROUP Difforme

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo/ TYPE Drawing by © Parra and The AMO Herbaria Website

Fragrance Part Shade Cool LATER Summer Winter

Common Name The Fusagasuga' Epidendrum [Refers to the town in Cundinamarca where the species type occured]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Fusagasuga, Cundinamarca Colombia on the western slope of the Cordillera Oriental of the Andes at elevations around 1900 meter as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, strongly laterally compressed, ancipitous, flexuous stems carrying 5 to 7, all along the stem, widely elliptic, lanceolate, bilobed, coriacoeus, low dorsal keel, bright green, margin entire leavs that blooms in the later summer and fall on a terminal, without a spathe, sessile, peduncle inconspicuous, occuring only once, sub-corymbose, successively 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, slightly fragrant, pale green flowers becoming bright green towards the disc of the lip


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1332 Hágsater & Sanchez 2010 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide