Epidendrum macuchiense Hágsater & E.Santiago 2015 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum TYPE Drawing by © O Perez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Macuchi Epidendrum [A town in Cotopaxi Ecuador]

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in the province of Cotopaxi Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with cane-like, simple, straight, terete, the new stem arising from the middle internode of the previous stem carrying 4, clustered towards the apex of the stem, alternate, articulate, erect-spreading, subcoriaceous, lanceolate, acute, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, arching, peduncle thin, somewhat laterally compressed, ancipitous, straight, rachis laterally compressed, thin, straight, 2.4” [6 cm] long, simultaneously about 12 flowereed inflorescence with about half as long as the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1537 Hagsater & Santiago 2015 drawing fide