Epidendrum hardingiae J.S.Moreno, Hágsater & L.Sánchez 2016 GROUP Difforme

TYPE Sheet TYPE Photos by © J S Moreno and The AMO Herbaria Website

Fragrance Part Shade Cold LATESummer EARLY EARLY Fall

Common Name Harding's Epidendrum [American Orchid Enthusiast extrodinaire, AOS Identification expert, Patricia Harding current]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in the department of Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 2000 to 2100 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, ancipitous, flexuous stem carrying 5 to 7, throughout the stem, coriaceous, elliptic, unequally bilobed to obtuse, prominent dorsal keel, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, without a spathe, racemose, subcorymbos, simultaneously 30 to 35 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green, sweetly scented flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [2] Plate 1584 J.S.Moreno, Hágsater et L.Sánchez 2015 photos fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 Photo fide;