Epidendrum microglossoides Hágsater & Dodson 2004 GROUP Mancum SUBGROUP Maancum TYPE Drawing by © Jimennez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The E microglossum-like Epidendrum

Flower Size .6” [1.5 cm]

Found in southern Colombia and northern Ecuador on roadbanks at elevations around 2000 to 2700 meters as a medium sized, cold growing, repent epiphyte with ereect, straight, arising from the lower internodes of the previous stem, terete stems carrying 4 all along the upper 2/3’s of the stem, oblong-lanceolate, obtuse, aristate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on a terminal, erect, arising through an ancipitose, oblong, acute spathe, racemose, peduncle completely covered by the spathe, somewhat laxly, simultaneously 11 flowered inflorescence with about as long as the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, weakly fragrant flowers with the sepals and petals chocolate brown and the column and lip are white.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 760 Hagsater & Dodson 2004drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;