Epidendrum jose-alvarezii Hágsater, Gut.Peralta & Nauray 2015 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Soratae TYPE Photo by Y. Gutiérrez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold EARLY Spring

Common Name Jose Alvarez’s Epidendrum [Peruvian Biologist and Conservationist current]

Flower Size .6” [1.5 cm]

Found in Junin Peru in eastern high montane forests at elevations around 3200 meters as a medium to just large sized, cold growing monopodial, branching epiphyte with superposed, occasionally brnaching, cane-like, terete, thin, erect, new stems arise from a subapical node of the previous stem and carrying about 10, all along the main stem, ascending, similar in size and shape, distichous, articulate, sub-coriaceous, green, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, slightly oblique, acute, margin entire leaves that blooms in the early spring on a terminal, racemose, arching-nutant, peduncle .24 to .4” [6 to 10 mm] long, laterally compressed 1.2 to 1.8” [3 to 4.5 cm] long, densely simultaneously 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with narrowly triangular-lanceolate, acuminate amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, carmine red flowers with the disc of the lip turning orange with age.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1531 Hágsater, Gut.-Peralta et Nauray 2015 drawing fide