Epidendrum hamatum (Garay) Dressler 1971 GROUP Mancum SUBGROUP Stenoglossum Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Part sun Cool ColdFall

Common Name The Hook-Shaped Epidendrum [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia on the cordillera central at elevations of 1800 to 2300 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with cane-like, arising from the lower nodes of the previous stem, erect, straight, terete toward the base, laterally compressed towards the apex stems with the base enveloped by 1 to 2 nonleaf-bearing sheaths and carrying, 1 to rarely 2, lanceolate-elliptic oblong, obtuse, aristate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect then slightly to completely arching, apical, racemose, cylindrical, generally densely 25 to 28, simultaneously flowered inflorescence arising through 1 to rarely 2, ancipitous, oblong, acute, aristate spathaceous bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers

Synonyms *Stenoglossum hamatum Garay 1969

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1252 Hagsater 2009 drawing fide

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