Epidendrum jalcaense Chocce, Dalström, Hágsater & J.Arnaiz 2010 GROUP Coronatum SUBGROUP Aristisepalum

TYPE Drawing Photo by © Miguel Chocce/TYPE Drawing by M. E. Acuña-Tarazona and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part sunCold

Common Name The Jalca Epidendrum [A region of the Andes in northern Peru]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in northern Peru in scrublands, grasslands and forests fragments at elevations of 3300 to 3400 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with erect, simple, cane-like stems carrying up to 9, only in the upper half, alternate, articulate, narrowly elliptic, mucronate, subcoriaceous, green, crenate margined leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, arching, racemose; peduncle, 1.6" [4 cm] long, thin, terete; rachis, thin, terete, straight, overall to 4.8" [12 cm] long, simultaneoulsy, densely flowered inflorescene with much shorter than the ovary, triangular floral bracts and without a spathaceous bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1446 Chocce-Peña, Dalström, Hágsater & J.Arnaiz 2013 drawing fide