Epidendrum lopezii Hágsater 1999 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Part Shade ColdWinter

Common Name Lopez' Epidendrum [Colombian Nurseryman current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in upland Antioquia Colombia at elevations of 2200 to 2500 meters as a large sized, cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with cane-like, terete stems carrying distichous, all along the stem, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, smooth, dark green, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter on an apical, arising on a mature stem, paniculate, very large, laxly successively numerous flowered, several branched inflorescence with one third as long as the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts carrying with resupinate flowers with greyish green on the inside sepals, dark rose lilac outside, greyish green petals, the column and the lateral lobes of the lip are rose lilac, the midlobe green, the callus pink with the apex purple, the basal half of the keels purple, the anther greenish and the ovary rose-lilac.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 # 881 Escobar-COS 1994 as Epidendrum sp. photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 307 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 348 Hagsater 1999 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 446 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 13 Plate 1369 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide

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