Epidendrum leimebambense Hágsater 1993 GROUP Mancum SUBGROUP Ventricosum TYPE Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold Winter

Common Name The Leimebamba Epidendrum [A town near the type locality]

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in Amazonas Peru at elevations around 3360 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing scandent herb with simple, cane-like, terete, new ones arising from near the second or third internode of the previous stem carrying 3, along the apical half, elliptic-lanceolate, unequally bilobed, subcoriaceous, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, from a mature stem, occuring only once, racemose, arcuate, peduncle short, subtended by a narrow spathe, 1 to 2” [2 to 5 cm] long, successively 3 to 7 flowered inflorescence with obsolete floral bracts and carrying apparently resupinate flowers with pale green sepals with 3 to 4 dull purplish lines longitudinally, and the lip flecked dull purplish.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 plate 151 Hagsater 1993 drawing fide;