Epidendrum marcapatense Hágsater & Ric.Fernández 2007 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum


Plant and flowers Photos by Rebeca Repasky and the Atrium Biodiversity Website

Partial shadeColdWinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name or Meaning The Marcapata Epidendrum [refers to a town in the department of Cuzco Peru]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southern Peru on the upper ridge of the Amazon slope at elevations of 2500 to 4600 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with a simple, cane-like, terete, thin, straight stem that produces a new stem from the subapical node of the previous stem and carrying 3, aggregated towards the apex, narrowly elliptic, acute, smooth, spreading leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, arching-nutant, laterally compressed, laxly few [8 to 12] flowered inflorescence with floral bracts that are nearly as long as the ovary, linear to triangular, acuminate, basally conduplicate floral bracts and carrying simultaneoulsy opening, resupinate, fleshy flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 955Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 drawing fide;