Epidendrum hartmanii Hágsater & L.Sánchez 2013 GROUP Pergracile Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade ColdWinter

Common Name Hartman's Epidendrum [American Peace Corps volunteer current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in the department of Valle de Cauca Colombia near the summit of the Cordillera Occidental in montane pluvial florests at elevations around 3100 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with simple, cane-like, basally terete, laterally compressed towards the apex, erect stem enveloped basally by tubular, scarious, non-foliar sheaths and carrying a single, apcail, smooth, subcoriaceous, oblong-lanceolate, subobtuse, mucronate, margin entire leaf that blooms in the winter on a terminal, racemose, arching-nutant, arising through a tubular, acute, spathe covering 2/3's of the peduncel, peduncle 3.8" [9.5 cm] long, thin, laterally compressed, 5.8" [14.5 cm] long overall, densely, simultaneously to 15 flowered inflroescnecee with shorter than the ovary, progressively shorter towards the apex, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, red colored flowers that apparently open at the apex first and then down to the base.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1435 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 photo drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;