Epidendrum lizethae Hágsater, Rinc.-Useche & L.Sánchez 2015 GROUP Difforme Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Warm LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name Lizeth’s Epidendrum [Lizeth Katherine Rodriguez Colombian student of Agronomic Engineering, Photographer and Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.4” [3.5 cm]

Found in Boyaca and Meta departments of Colombia on the eastern sope of the Cordillera Oriental at elevations of 400 to 700 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, basally terete, laterally compressed above, ancipitous, flexuous stem carrying 5 to 9 all along the stem, elliptic, retuse, coriaceous, green leaves that blooms in the late falland early winter on a terminal, arising on a mature stem, occuring only once, sessile, subcorymbose, simultaneously 5 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green, scentless flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] plate 1535 Hagsater, Useche & Sanchez 2015 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 Photo fide;