Epidendrum ionostachyum Hágsater, E.Santiago & García-Revelo 2016 GROUP Macrostachyum

TYPPE DrawingTYPE Photo by S. García-Revelo/ TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Violet Ear Of Corn Epidendrum

Flower Size .3" [7.5 mm]

Found in Risaralda and Choco states of Colombia on the upper Pacific slope of the Cordillera Occidental at elevatins of 2150 to 2500 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with branching when mature, branches shorter, cane-like, laterally compressed, erect, straight stems carrying numerous, allalong the stems, articulate, alternate, sub-coriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, amrgin entire leaves taht blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, without a spathe, racemose, erect, occuring only once, cylindrical, peduncle .28 [7 mm] long, subterete, thin, rachis [19.3 cm] long, terete, straight, densely, simultaneously 50 to 60 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, triangular, short acuminate, embracing floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, fleshy, dorsally green, ventrally purple flowers with a entirely purple column.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [2] Plate 1586 Hágsater, E.Santiago & García-Revelo2016 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 Photo fide;