FigurE 3. Epidendrum lasiostachyum photographed in situ by L. Rodríguez Martínez (based on the pretype: L. Rodríguez Martínez 254). A. Habit and complete plant. B. Inflorescence details. C & D show different angles of the flower. E. Lip details. margin entire. Anther not seen. Rostellum apical, slit. Nectary penetrating 2/3 of the ovary, densely sericeous in front of the stigmatic cavity. Capsule not seen.  

Epidendrum lasiostachyum Rodr.-Mart., Hágsater & E.Santiago 2016 GROUP Macrostachyum SUBGROUP Stenophyton TYPE Drawing by © L. Rodriguez Martinez

Common Name The Shaggy Ear Of Corn Epidendrum [refers to the long striaght trichomes reclining towards the nectary that distinguishes this species from others]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Valle de Cauca Colombia in relict forests at elevations of 1800 to 1900 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with cane-like, terete, erect, branching in maturity stems carrying 7, all along the stem, articulate, spreading, equal, lanceolate, acute, margin minutely serrate leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, arising on mature stems, peduncle .2 to .28" [5 to 7 mm] long, terete, thin, straight, rachis 2 to 2.2" [5 to 5.5 cm] long, slightly flexuous, greenish, 2.4" [6 cm] long overall, laxly, simultaneously 6 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular-lanceolate, acute, margin slightly serrate, clasping floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, distichous, secund, non fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; *LANKESTERIANA 16(1): 27—37. Rodr.-Mart., Hágsater & E.Santiago 2016 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide