Epidendrum megalcoleum Hágsater 2007 GROUP Rupestre TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Large Vagina Epidendrum [in reference to the shape of the enlarged, thickened keels of the disc of the lip which is reminiscent of female genetalia]

Flower Size 1/2” [1.25 cm]

Found in Amazonas and Cusco in Peru at elevations of 3000 to 3600 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, forming short, fusifdorm pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 1 to 2, acute sheaths and carrying 2 to 5, one apical, the others arising on foliaceous sheaths, articulate, suberect, narrowly elliptic, acute, low dorsal keel, subcoriaceous, margin entire, unequal leaves with the sheathed leaves generally smaller that blooms in the late falland early winter on a terminal, racemose, erect, peduncle short, thin, laterally compressed, mostly simultaaneously many flowered inflorescence with half as long as the ovary, triangular, ovate, acute floral bracts and carrying 10 to 13, resupinate, pale yellowish brown flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 956 Hagsater 2007 drawing fide