Epidendrum giraldo-canasii Hágsater, O.Pérez & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Porphyreum

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

Fragrance Part ShadeCool Cold MID Winter MID Spring

Common Name Dr. Giraldo Cańa's Epidendrum [Colombian Botanist and professor at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogota current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in the department of Valle de Cauca Colombia on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Occidental at elevations around 2000 meters as a large to giant sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with cane-like, simple, terete, straight, ascending stems carrying 11, held in the apical 2/3's of the stem alternate, articulate, unequal in size, basally smaller, elliptic, acuminate, coriaceous, the upper face green, the underside purple, margin entire leaves that blooms in the mid winter through mid spring on a terminal, without a spathe paniculate, occuring only once, peduncle to 2.4" [6 cm] long, straight, thin, enveloped completely by a single tubular, acuminate, amplexicaul bract, rachis to 13.6" [34 cm] long, terete, gradually thinner towards the apex, to 8 branched, each branch few flowered, 4.4 to 6" [11 to 15 cm] long, each branch with a linear-triangular, long-acuminate, amplexicaul bract, arched nutant, to 16" [40 cm] long overall, laxly, mostly simultaneously to 100 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, delicately fragrant flowers with the sepals dorsally magenta, internally ochraceus, petals and lip light pink, column magenta, somewhat yellowish at the base.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1432 E. Hágsater, O. Pérez & E. Santiago 2013 photo/drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide