Epidendrum holtonii Hágsater & L.Sánchez 2009 GROUP Difforme TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade LATE Summer EARLYFall

Common Name Holton's Epidendrum [English Orchid Collector in Colombia 1800's]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in central Colombia without elevational data as a small sized epiphyte with simple, cane-like, ancipitous, straight stems carrying 5 to 6, all along the stem, elliptic, acute, prominent dorsal keel, coriaceous, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, on a mature stem, occuring only once, subcorymbose, sessile, simultaneously, 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1254 Hagsater & Sanchez 2009 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater, Ayala and Saldana 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017