Epidendrum muricatoides Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Goodspeedianum

Photo by © Eric Hagsater

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The E muricatum-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size .8” [2 cm]

Found in southwestern Colombia and northwestern Ecuador on rocks and exposed ground in very wet tall forests at elevations around 600 meters as a medium to giant sized, warm growing terrestrial or lithophyte with simple, cane-like, terete, erect, straight stems carrying numerous all along the stem, elliptic, acute, clearly marked veins, membraneous leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, paniculate but racemose if stressed or youthful, erect, arcuate, peduncle short, terete, erect, with none to 2, lanceolate, acuminate bracts, [18 to 24 cm] long, simultaneously 12 to 140 flowered inflorescence with much longer to shorter than the ovary, lanceolate, acuminate , progressively shorter above floral bracts and carrying resupinate, thin, slightly fragrant, light ochre flowers with the lip and column white and the base green.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1544 Hagsater & Santiago & Garcia-Revelo 2015 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 Drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide;