Epidendrum hygrohylephilum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2004 GROUP Alberti SUBGROUP Ellipsophyllum TYPE Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Winter MOST LIKELY Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Wet Forest Loving Epidendrum [refers to its location on the Pacific coast of Colombia a very wet rainforest]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Choco and Valle de Cauca departments of Colombia in the Pacific lowlands at elevations around 100 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete basally, laterally flattened above, somewhat sinuous stems carrying 6 to 9, all along the stem, narrowly elliptic, acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter and most likely throughout the year, on a terminal, pluriracemose, new inflorescence arisng over the years on the same stem, erect, peduncle short, ancipitous, enveloped completely by acute, subimbricated bracts, successively single, few flowered inflorescence carrying trumpet shaped, resupinate, white striped with pale green flowers without fragrance data.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 336 Hagsater 1999 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater, Ayala and Saldana 2014 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;