Epidendrum gabanense Hágsater & E.Santiago 2010 GROUP Amblostoma SUBGROUP Amblostomioides TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Summer

Common Name The San Gaban Valley Epidendrum [Refers to the location where the species type occurs]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southeastern Peru along the Amazon slope of the Andes at elevations between 1000 and 2000 metrrs as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, slightly laterally compressed, straight stems carrying 4 to 5, aggregate towards the apex, alternate, articulate, equal except the basal leaf reduced, lanceolate, bilobed, dorsal keel, margin entire and slightly revolute leaves that blooms in the summer on a teminal, paniculate, erect, apical branches arching and erect, lower ones somewhat spreading, peduncle, thin, laterally compressed, with a small triangular, acute bract towards the middle, simultaneously 150 flowered inflorescence overall with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, small, delicate, white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1333 Hágsater & Sanchez 2010 drawing fide