Epidendrum kolanowskae Hágsater, O.Pérez & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum

TYPE Drawing Photo/TYPE Drawing by Perez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade ”Cool" LATESpring Summer Fall

Common Name Kolanowska’s Epidendrum [Polish Female Orchid Botanist Current]

Flower Size 1” [2.5 cm]

Found in Antioquia and Valle de Cauca Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 1770 to 2050 as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with simple, cane-like, terete, striahgt stems carrying 7 to 13, all along the apical half, articulate, alternate, erect spreading, amplexicaul, green and concolor in youth, with age the underside becomes purple, orbicular to elliptic, acute, subcoriaceous, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late spring through fall on a terminal, racemose to paniculate, occuring only once, without a spathe, peduncle 2.8” [7 cm] long, elongate, straight thin, provided with 2 lanceoalte, acuminate, amplexicaul bracts, rachis 7.6” [19 cm] long, when paniculate with a spreading basal, short, few flowered branch subtended by a narrwoly triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul bract, lax, simultaneously 8 to 17 flowered inflorescence with prominent, unequal in size, basally half as long as the ovary, apically 1/4 as long as the ovary, linear-triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with the tepals and the basal half of the column green, the lip and apical half of the column surrounded by pale purple spots spilling onto the lobes.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1447 Hagsater, Perez & Santiago 2013 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;