Epidendrum libiae Hágsater, García Lopera & Est.Domínguez 2015 GROUP Difforme TYPE Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Fragrance Part Shade Cool LATE Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name Libia’s Epidendrum [Colombian Mother of the second author 1900’s]

Flower Size2.4” [6 cm]

Found in Risaralda department of Colombia on the western slope of the Cordillera Occidental in wet rainforests at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as as medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, basally terete, laterally compressed above, flexuous stem carrying 9 to 10, all along the stems, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, retuse, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, on a mature stem, occuring only once, sessile, subcorymbose, simultaneously 10 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, greenish, citrus scented flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] plate1533 Hagsater & Lopera & Dominguez 2015 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 Photo fide;