Epidendrum gloria-imperatrix Hágsater & G.Calat. 2007 GROUP Cristatum SUBGROUP cnemidophorum TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez & 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 and carrying resupinate, cream colored flowers with the apices fuschia and the lip with brown dots.


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