Epidendrum bangii Rolfe 1907GROUP Macrostachyum SUBGROUP Macrostachyum Photo by Jay Pfahl

Thicker Petaled Flower

Reflexed Petaled Flower Photos by Roberto Angulo

Partial Shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Large Inflorescence Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found from Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia at elevations of 1400 to 3800 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial in very damp, mossy cloud forests with a short rhizome giving rise to erect cane-like stems completely enveloped by lightly scabrous sheaths that are evanescent below and become leaf-bearing above and carrying several, distichous, somewhat rugose above, smooth below, linear, acute, clasping below leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a terminal, racemose, erect, many flowered, slightly compressed inflorescence carrying fleshy flowers.

These three Epi. macrostachyum were found in Colombia in the department of Cauca on el Vulcan de Purace at elevations of 1800 to 3600 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte that bloomed in the spring on a many successively single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Epidendrum macrostachyum Lindl. 1845;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list as Epidendrum bangii, IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as E macrostachyum drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as E macrostachyum drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 532 Dodson & Vasquez 1982 as E macrostachyum drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 as E macrostachyum photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 147 Hagsater 1993 as E macrostachyum see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 163 Hagsater 1993 as E macrostachyum see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 168 Hagsater 1993 as E macrostachyum see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 169 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 171 Hagsater 1993 as E macrostachyum see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 335 Hagsater 1999 as E macrostachyum see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 389 Hagsater 1999 as E macrostachyum see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 458 Hagsater 1999 as E macrostachyum see recognition section; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as E macrostachyum drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as E macrostachyum photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 707 Hagsater 2004 as E macrostachyum see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 776 Hagsater 2004 as E macrostachyum see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 790 Hagsater 2004 as E macrostachyum see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 491 Hagsater 1999 as E macrostachyum see recognition section; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 as E macrostachyum drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 798 Hagsater 2004 as E macrostachyum see recognition section; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004 as E macrostachyum; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 853 Hagsater 2006 as E macrostachyum see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1378 Hagsater 2010 as E macrostachyum see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1454 as E macrostachyum Hagsater 2013; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 as E macrostachyum drawing/photo fide

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