Epidendrum isaucapitellatum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Capitellatum

TYPE DrawingTYPE Photo by I. Huamantupa/ TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold LATE Spring

Common Name Isau's E capitellatum Epidendrum [refers to Isau Huamantupa, Peruvian botanist and avid orchid student current and its similarity to E capitellatum]

Flower Size .2" [.5 mm]

Found in Cusco Peru in the upper basin of the Urubamba river at elevations of 2600 to 3800 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, basally terete, laterally compressed above, new stem arising from near the base of the previous stem carrying 10 to 12, all along the stem, alternate, coriaceous, unequal in size, basal and apical ones smaller, ovatge-elliptic, acute, margin crenulate leaves that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, arising on a mature stem, without a spathe, peduncle [5 to 10 mm] long, laterally compressed, short, totally hidden within a single, leaf-like, infundibuliform bract, capitate, sub-globose, simultaneoulsy 10 to 11 flowered inflorescnece with prominent, half as long as the ovary, triangular-ovate, acute, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green flowers without fragrance data..


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1445 Hágsater et E.Santiago 2013 drawing fide