Epidendrum macphersonii Hágsater & E.Santiago 2015 GROUP Macrostachyum TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name Macpherson’s Epidendrum [American curator of Missouri Botanical Garden and Collector of the type specimen current]

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia on the upper western slope of the Cordillera Occidental at elevations around 2150 meters as an indetermined sized, cold growing epiphyte with branching when mature [only a portion of the plant was seen] stems carrying 4 persistent, on a branch, aggregate towards the apex of the stem, narrowly elliptic, subobtuse, margin slightly revolute in herbarium specimens leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a terminal, without a spathe, racemose, erect, occuring only once, peduncle terete, .32” [8 mm] long, erect, straight; rachis straight, simultaneously 7 to 8 flowered inflorescence with prominent much longer than the ovary, triangular, acute amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, fleshy, dull red flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1536 Hagsater & Santiago 2015 drawing fide