Epidendrum monteagudoi Hágsater & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Soratae TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name Monteagudo’s Epidendrum [Peruvian botanist and collector of the type current]

Flower Size .6” [1.5 cm]

Found in Pasco Peru on the upper slopes of the Cordillera oriental of the Andes at elevations of 2900 to 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with cane-like, branching, main stem much longer than the branches, subterete, slighyl sinuous stems carrying many on the main stem, 2 to 3 on each branch, suberect, articulate, coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, obtuse, minute apical apicule, apical margin crenate leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, racemose, peduncle to .12” [3 mm] long, arching-nutant, .28” [7 mm] long overall, lax, simultaenosuly 7 flowered inflorescence with half as long as the ovary, linear-triangualr, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, glabrous, cream colored flowers sometimes with red spots


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1459 Hagsater & Santiago 2013 drawing/photo fide;