Epidendrum mytigastropodium Hágsater & E.Santiago 2004 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Gastropodium

TYPE Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Beak Carrying E gastropodium Epidendrum

Flower Size .2” [.5 cm]

Found in Cauca department of Colombia in very wet forests at elevations around 3000 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with branching, arising from the apical internodes of the previous stem, cane-like, terete, erect, straight, gradually shorter stems carrying 2 to 4, aggregate towards the apex, lanceolate, unequally bilobed, minutely apiculate, subcoriaceous, smooth, margin entire leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, racemose, short, arching, nutant, occuring only once, peduncle very short, terete, thin, rachis terete, thin, totally hidden by the floral bracts, simultaneously 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence with half as long as the ovary, linear-lanceolate, long-acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers without color or fragrance data but in dried specimens they are pink.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 765 Hagsater & Santiago 2004 drawing fide; Orquideologia VOl 24 #1 2005; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;