Epidendrum gloria-imperatrix Hágsater & G.Calat. 2007 GROUP Cristatum SUBGROUP cnemidophorum Drawing by © Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

Part ShadeCool Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Gloria Emperatriz Hermosa de Calatayud Epidendrum [In Memorium of the mother of the second author 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northern Peru at elevations of 1250 to 1800 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with cane-like, erect, straight, arising from the base of the previous stem and carrying numerous, all along the apical 2/3's, distichous, articulate, erect-spreading, lanceolate-elliptic, acuminate, conduplicate basally leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, racemose, producing successive racemes year after year from among the bracts of the peduncle, arching, 5.6" [14 cm] long including the 5.2" [13 cm] long peduncle enveloped completely by 12 to 14, imbricating, conduplicate, subacute to rounded bracts, rachis, terete, thin, .4" [1 cm] long rachis, simultaneosuly 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, ovate, subacute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 940 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 drawing fide;