Epidendrum grammipetalostachyum Hágsater et E.Santiago 2013 Photo by © Hagsater

Part Shade Cool Cold Winter Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Erect Inflorescence with Linear Petal Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Valle de Cauca Colombia on the Pacific slope of the cordillera Occidental in wet and dense cloud forests at elevations around 1200 to 2000 meters as a medium to giant sized, cool to just cold growing terrestrial with cane-like, terete, thin, erect, straight stems carrying all along the stem, 14 to 20 on the main stem, 8 to 9 on the branches, articulate, alternate, subcoriaceous, unequal in size, narrowly elliptic, acuminate leaves that blooms in the winter through spring on a terminal, occuring only once, on both the main stem and branches, racemose, erect, 2.6 to 5.2" [7 to 13 cm] long including the .2 to .4" [5 to 10 mm] long, terete, thin, straight peduncle, rachis, terete, thin, cylindrical, simultaneously 12 to 24 flowered inflorescence with as long as the ovary, prominent, triangular, ovate, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1433 Hagsater 2013 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide

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