Epidendrum mormontoyi Collantes & Hágsater 2015 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Renilabium TYPE Photo by © Collantes and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name Mormontoy’s Epidendrum [Peruvian Minister of Culture current]

Flower Size .48” [2 cm]

Found in southern Peru near Machu Picchu at elevations around 2700 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with simple, cane-like, subterete, slightly laterally compressed stems carrying numerous, coriaceous, distichous, articulate, ovate-oblong, obtuse, minutely sub mucronate, margin entire though minutely and irregularily denatate apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, without a spathe, racemose, occuring only once, peduncle .88” [1.21 cm] long, complanante, slightly ancipitose, arcuate-nutant, densely, nearly simultaneously 13 flowered inflorescence with the lower ones 1/3 rd the length of the ovary, progressively shorter above, ovate-triangular, aristate, clsping floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with the sepals and petals and li light green, the calli creamy green surrounded by a light brown suffusion.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1542 Hagsater & Collantes 2015 drawing fide;