Epidendrum guaridense Hágsater & E.Santiago 2010 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part ShadeCool Cold Fall

Common Name The Monte La Guardia Epidendrum [A Mountain in Valle de Cauca Colombia]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in the department of Velle de Cauca Colombia on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Occidental at elevations around 1950 to 2000 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with cane-like, simple, terete, thin, straight stem carrying 11 to 12, held in the apical 2/3's of the stem alternate, articulate, eret spreading, unequal in size, basally smaller, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, subcoriaceous,, margin entire leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, without a spathe, racemose, erect, occuring only once, peduncle laterally compressed, thin, straight, enveloped by 2 tubular, acuminate bracts, lax, successively several, 23 to 27 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with the sepals dorsally light green, ventrally pale violet, the lip white and the disc lilac.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1336 E. Hágsater & E. Santiago 2010 photo/drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide