Epidendrum llactapataense D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 GROUP Epidendropsis SUBGROUP Gracillimum TYPE Drawing by Bennett & Christenson

Part Shade Hot Warm LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Llactapata Epidendrum [A town in Huancavelica Peru]

Flower Size .2 [.5 cm]

Found in Peru in cold wet cloud forests at elevations around 1600 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short, leafy towards the apex stem carrying 2 to 5, erect, narrowly ovate-triangular, acute, conduplicate, thickly coriaceous, leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, peduncle terete, with 2 distant infundibuliform bracts, racemose to one branched panicle, to 2.4 [6 cm] long, mostly simultaneously 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence with half the length of the ovary, ovate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with semitransluscent very pale yellowish green to tan yellow sepals, lustrous pale green petals and the lip pale green with a ocher yellow disc and callus.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] plate 1535 Hagsater, Useche & Sanchez 2015 drawing fide;