Epidendrum morae Ortiz, Hagsater, & Alvarez 2013 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum Photo by Luis Eduardo Alvarez

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Common Name Mora's Epidendrum [Maria Cristina Mora - Colombian Past president of the Ascociacion Bogotana de Orquideologia and Good Friend current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Cundinamarca Colombia on live tree fences in shade at elevations around 2480 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a branching, arising from the middle internode of the previous, terete, straight, short stem and carrying unequal in size, lower one much shorter, aggregate towards the apex, elliptic, subacute, margin entire, membraneous leaves that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, on a mature stem, occuring only once, racemose, arching-nutant, peduncle somewhat compressed, straight, unornamented, successively 3 to 6, 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1460 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 drawung fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;