Epidendrum lumbaquiense Hágsater & Dodson 1999 TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Lumbaqui Epidendrum [Town in Ecuador near the type locality]

Flower Size .5” [1.25 cm]

Found in Napo Ecuador at elevations around 800 meters as a miniature to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with simple, forming a creeping rhizome, then thickened into a laterally flattened, sulcate, pseudobulb carrying 1 to 2, apical, coriaceous, articulate, narrowly elliptic, obtuse, amrgin entire, coriaceous, smooth leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, arising through a small ancipitous spathe, occuring only once, on a mature pseudobulb, peduncle laterally compressed basally, naked, 3.6 to 12” [9 to 30 cm] long overall, paniculate, erect, simultaneously 3 to 50 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, honey scented, green flowers with a pink to purple tinge near the apex of all segments.

Similar to E compressibulbum but it differs in its 3 dentate callus, each prolonged into a short keel on the disc of the lip, the arched column and the thin ovary which is barely thickened behind the lateral sepals.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 349 Hagsater & Dodson 1999 drawing fide