Epidendrum guaramacalense Hágsater 2004 GROUP Elleanthoides SUBGROUP Guacamayense Drawing by © Hagsater & Dodson The Epidendra Website

Part Shade Cold Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Paramo Guaramacal Epidendrum [The Type locality in Venezuela]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northwestern Venezuela in dense cloud forests at elevations around 2800 to 3000 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, arising from near the base of the previous stem, branching above the middle, branches short, branching again stems carrying all along the main stem, towards the apex of the shorter branches, lanceolate, acuminate, dorsally carinate leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, occuring only once, on both the main stem and branches, paniculate, arcuate, 1.48" [3.7 cm] long including the 1/2" [1.2 cm] long, filiform, very thin, terete bractless peduncle, successively single, 3 to 12 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 740 Hagsater 2004 drawing fide;

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