Epidendrum iang-rondonii M.Bonilla, Hágsater & L.Sánchez 2016 GROUP Difforme

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo by © M. Bonilla/TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Fragrant Part Shade Hot Warm LATE Fall MID Winter

Common Name Iang Rondon's Epidendrum [Colombian Professor and expert in animal immunology and microbiology current]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Meta departments of Colombia in the lower foothills of the eastern slope of the Cordillera oriental of the Andes at elevations of 500 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed stems carrying 4 to 8, all along the stem, oblong-elliptic, generally rounded apically, coriaceous, sometimes emarginate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late fall through mid winter on a terminal, on a mature stem, occuring only once, peduncle .28" [7 mm] long, rachis to 1.72" [4.3 cm] long, subcorymbose, simultaneously 12 to 14 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, progressively shorter above, ovate, acute to acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, nocturnally sweetly scented, pale green flowers.

The species is recognized by the laterally compressed stems, sub-corymbose inflorescence with an evident 43 mm long rachis, 12-14 flowers, lip 3-lobed, disc with thickened radiating veins, calli elongate, divergent, column arching towards the apex. Hagsater 2015


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [2] Plate 1585 M.Bonilla, Hágsater & L.Sánchez 2013 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 as E aff iangrondonii Photo good; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 Photo fide;