Epidendrum huamantuparum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Pluriracemosum

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo by © I. Huamantupa/TYPE drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Warm Fall Winter MID Spring

Common Name Huamantupa's Epidendrum [Peruvian Biologist and consevationist current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Puno, Cusco and Amazonas Peru in high rainforests on the eastern lower slope of the Andes at elevations of 180 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete, suberect to spreading, straight stems carrying 5 to 9 in the apical 2/3's of the stem, alternate, articulate, narrowly elliptic, short acuminate, spreading, coriaceous, dark green, ventrally tinged purple, margin entire leaves that blooms in the fall, winter through mid spring on a terminal, without a spathe, racemose, arching-nutant, peduncle to 6" [15 cm] long, thin, laterally compressed, straight, with 7 tubular bracts, rachis to 3.6" [9 cm] long, thin, laterally compressed, slightly flexuous, to 9.6" [24 cm] long overall, laxly, successively 2, 12 to 17 flowered with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, sepals and petals copper green, column green basally, apically lavender, lip hyaline white, the calli and ribs lavender, and surrounded by a darker lavender ring.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1440 Hagsater & Santiago 2013 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 as E aff huamantuparum Photo fide;