Epidendrum guillermoi P Ortiz 2007 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Turialvae Photo by Eric Hagsater

Part Shade Hot LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name or Meaning Guillermo's Epidendrum [Dr Guillermo Misas Urreta Colombia orchid collector and orchid enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Choco' Colombia in montane forests at elevations around 400 to 500 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, thin, straight, ancipitose stems carrying 8, throughout the apical half of the stem, alternate, articulate, coriaceous, narrowly obovate-elliptic, acute, the underside tinged wine-red, margin entire, spreading leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, racemose (producing successive, lax, few-flowered racemes from the same peduncle and thus pluri-racemose), straight, laterally compressed, thin, slightly flexuous, 5.2 to 6.4" [13 to 16 cm] long including the 4" [10 cm] long peduncle provided with 3-4, scarious, tubular, acute, partly imbricated bracts, rachis laterally compressed, thin, slightly flexuous, simultaneously 4-10 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Cho Colombia Misas 2005 as E sp novo drawing/photo fide; *Orquideologia 25: 18 Ortiz 2007 Drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1434 Hagsater & Dodson 2013 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 as E aff guillermoi Photo good; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 Photo fide;