Epidendrum mancum Lindl 1844 GROUP Mancum SUBGROUP Mancum Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Flower Closeup Photo by Byron Rinke

Partial shadeColdLATEWinterEARLYSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Mutilated Hand Epidendrum [refers to the much reduced lip]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in upper montane low, elfin cloud forests at elevations around 2000 to 2500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with flattened, cane-like stems enveloped by leafless below and 3 to 4 leaf bearing sheaths above and carrying rigid, coriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate, apically bilobed, basally clasping leaves and blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, simple, to 7" [17.5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence arising on a mature cane through 1 to 2, conduplicate spathes and carrying simultaneously opening, non-resupinate flowers

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1958; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 429 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0065 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 as E sp #196 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata = E mancum; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Dodson Vol 2 2001 drawing/photo ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 655 Bennett & Christenson 2001 see Recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 420 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 see Recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 455 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 see Recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 467 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 see Recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 498 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 see Recognition section; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo ok; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 721 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 see Recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 755 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 see Recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 728 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 see Recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 744 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 see Recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 760 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 see Recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 763 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 see Recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 769 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 see Recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 782 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 see Recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 783 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 see Recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 785 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 see Recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 885 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 see Recognition section;Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1173 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 see Recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1204 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1262 Hagsater 2009 Drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1263 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1264 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1286 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1288 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 as Epi sp photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide

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