Epidendrum mutisii Hágsater 1999 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Mirabile

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name Mutis’ Epidendrum [Spanish Explorer and Botanist 1700’s]

Flower Size 1.6” [4 cm]

Found in Colombia on the eastern slope of the Central Cordillera of the Andes at elevations around 325 to 730 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing, hanging epiphyte with branching, arising on a median internode of the previous stem, cane-like, laterally compressed, erect, straight stems carrying more than 16, all along the stem, elliptic, emarginate, aristate in the sinus, often very unequal in size on the same stem, subcoriaceous leaves that blooms in the later spring and again in the fall on a terminal, on the main stem or the branches, short, distichous, peduncel with 2 to 4, imbricating bracts, rachis flexuous, successively 2 to 4, 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence with prominent, shorter than the ovary, conduplicate, floral bracts and carrying resupinate, white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 359 Hagsater 1999 drawing fide;