Epidendrum leonorae Hagsater, O. Perez and E. Santiago 2013 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Soratae

Plant and flower Photos by Diego Calderon and his Flickr Birding and Orchid Photo Website

Part ShadeCold LATE FallWinter

Common Name Leonor's Epidendrum [Mrs Leonor Escobar Sora Mother of the second author current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Peru in cloud forests at elevations of 2000 to 2900 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with reclining to erect, branching, canelike, reddish, basally terete, slightly laterally compressed towards the apex, very thin stems carrying 6 on the main stem, 4 to 6 on the branches, all along the stems, alternate, articulate, subcoriaceous, linear-lanceolate, obtuse, minutely apiculate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late fall and spring on a terminal, racemose, short, 2 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1448 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 Drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 Photo good;