Epidendrum ingrabrachyphyllum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Alberti SUBGROUP Alberti TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Cool LATE Spring Summer MID Fall

Common Name The Short Bracted E ingramii Epidendrum [refers to the similarity of this species to Epidendrum ingramii, but with smaller, wide, rounded floral bracts]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southwestern Colombia and northwestern Ecuador in wet tropical forests at elevations of 800 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, erect striaght stems carrying 13 to 18, all along the stems, alternate, articualte, sub-spreading, elliptic, obtuse, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late spring through mid fall on a terminal and lateral, new racemes arise from the same peduncle several times so therfore pluriracemose, peduncle of the terminal inflorescence 2.4" [6 cm] long, ancipitous, totally hidden by 3 to 4, imbricating, triangular-ovate spatheceous bracts similar to the floral bracts but much longer, the lateral peduncles .8 to 1.8" [2 to 4.5 cm] long, laterally compressed, totally hidden by 3 to 4 triangular-ovate, obtuse, conduplicate bracts, 1.6 t o3.6" [4 to 9 cm] long overall, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, ovate-elliptic, obtuise, conduplicate, ancipitous, imbricating floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green flowers without fragrance data


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 946 Hágsater & Santiago 2007 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 Photo fide