Epidendrum incahuamanii Collantes & Hágsater 2015GROUP Coronatum SUBGROUP Aristisepalum

TYPE DrawingTYPE Photo by © Incahuaman/TYPE Drawing by © Collantes and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold Winter

Common Name Incahuaman's Epidendrum [Peruvian worker at the Santuario de Macchu Picchu current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Cusco Peru on trees in sphagnum moss in cloud forest as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with cane-like, terete, new stem arising from the subbasal node of the previus stem, erect, straight stem carrying 5 to 10 allalong the apical 2/3's of the stem, distichous, articaulte, subcoriaceous, linear-lanceolate, subacute, muconate, margin transluscent, appearing vitrifid, irregularily crenate towards the apex, upper surface green suffused with purple to reddish leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, racemose, arching-nutant, , peduncle .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, complanate, rachis subtriquetrous, ,

The whole flower, when chewed is sweet, and therefore is called “misky” in Quechua, which means sweet. Hagsater 2015


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1527 Collantes & Hágsater 2015 drawing fide