Epidendrum microtum (Lindl.) Hágsater & L.Sánchez 2009

GROUP Mancum SUBGROUP Mancum

Inflorescence in situ Jardin Colombia 1/2016

Plant and Flowers in situ Jardin Colombia 1/2016

Plant and Flowers in situ Jardin Colombia 1/2016 Photos by © Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Small Epidendrum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru on the eastern slopes of the Andes at elevations of 1500 to 3000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with terete basally becoming compressed towards the apex stems carrying 2 to 4, lanceolate-oblong, obtuse, aristate leaves that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on an erect, peduncle to 3.8" [9 cm] long, cylindrical, racemose, 8 to 10.8" [20 to 27 cm] long overall, somewhat lax to densely 15 to 39 flowered inflorescence arising through 1 to 2 spathaceous, anciptious, oblong acute bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, non-resupinate flowers .

Synonyms *Epidendrum brachyglossum var. microtum Lindl. 1853

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1264 Hagsater & Sanchez 2009 drawing fide;

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