Epidendrum killipii Hágsater & L.Sánchez 1999 GROUP Difforme Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Spring

Common Name Killip’s Epidendrum [American Collector in Colombia and Ecuador 1900’s]

Flower Size 2” [5 cm]

Found in El Choco and Valle de Cauca states of Colombia on the western slopes of the Cordillera Occidental at elevations of 200 to 275 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed stems carrying 3 to 8, unequal, ovate to elliptic, retuse, evident veined leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, occuring only once, sessile, simultaneously 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with much shorter thyan the ovary, ovate, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 342 Hagsater & Sanchez 1999 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater, Ayala and Saldana 2014 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017