Epidendrum guanacasense Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Brevivenium TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater & Dodson The Epidendra Website

Part Shade Cold

Common Name or Meaning The Paramo de Guanacas Epidendrum [The Type locality in Colombia]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southeast Colombia and northern Ecuador in dense cloud forests at elevations around 3000 to 3500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing, repent epiphyte with erect, arising from the 2nd to 3rd internode of the previous stem thus spaced along the repent rhizome, flexuous stems carrying 9 to 18, evenly all along the stem, subcoriaceous, ovate, dorsally carinate near the apex, somewhat wrinkled leaves that blooms on a terminal, on a mature stem, occuring only once, racemose, erect, occasionally arcuate, compact, short peduncle with 2 to 5, conduplicate, tubular-amplexicaul, incurved bracts, mostly simultaneously 20 or more flowered inflorescence with narrowly triangular, acuminate, incurved, much shorter than the ovary, progressively shorter floral bracts and carrying resupinate, non-fragrant, brownish cream flowers..

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 140 Hagsater & Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/Photo fide;