Epidendrum jimburense Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Orgyale TYPE Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold EARLIER Winter

Common Name The Jimbura Epidendrum [A town near where the Type was collected]

Flower Size 1.6” [4 cm]

Found in southernmost Ecuador in protected areas along paramo among shrubs at elevations of 3000 to 3400 meters as a giant sized, cold growing epiphyte with laterally compressed above, cane-like, branching into progressively shorter, secondary stems and into tertiary floral stems carrying numerous, throughout all the stems, ovate to elliptic, bilobed to obtuse, varrying in size, those of the primary and secondary larger than those of the tertiary leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, arising from all stems, erect, racemose, [3.5 to 9 cm] long, successively 8 to 18 flowered inflorescence with shorter than to nearly as long as the ovary, clasping, triangular, longly acuminate, conduplicate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, orange brown to brown or tinged with purple flowers with a yellow lip, and a red brown column towards the apex.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 449 Hagsater & Dodson 2001 drawing fide