Epidendrum gerlachianum Hágsater, O.Pérez & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Cernuum

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

Part Shade Cold Summer

Common Name Gerlach's Epidendrum [German Botanist in Botanische Garten Munchen in Munich, Specialist in Stanhopinae current]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in the department of Cundinamarca Colombia on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Oriental near Guasca and Tachira Venezuela at elevations of 2700 to 3100 meters as a giant sized, cold growing monopodial terrestrial with cane-like, simple in youth, branching near the apex in time, terete, erect, straight stem carrying numerous, 29 in the type, alternate, articulate, coriaceous, deciduous, similar in size and shape, elliptic to lanceolate, rounded apically, shortly bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, 2" [5 cm] long including the flowers, peduncle to .08" [2mm] long, obsolete, terete, thick, naked, rachis very short .68" [1.7 cm] long, apical, corymbos, occuring only once, erect, compact, successively single, but eventually 6 flowered and open at one time, inflorescence with resupinate, yellow green flowers with the column and lip white.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1431 E. Hágsater, O. Pérez & E. Santiago 2013 photo/drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide