Epidendrum nocteva Hágsater & L.Sánchez 2016 GROUP Nocturnum

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo/Drawing by © Rodrigo Escobar/Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Orquidario Eva E nocturnum Epidendrum [A nursury in Pereira where the orchid was grown, and nocturnum from the group that this species is found ]

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, erect, laterally compressed stems carrying 6 to 7, all along the stem, coriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate, unequally bilobed, minutely mucronate, evident dorsal keeled leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, without a spathe, racemose becoming pluriracemose in time, successively 1 to 2, few flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute, clasping floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with the sepals and petals greenish ochre, the lip white witht the apex of the lobes tinged ochre, the column green towards the base whiote towards the apex and the calli are dark yellow.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 pg 770, photo #905 COS 1994 as E sp photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [2] Plate 1589 Hagsater & Sanchez 2016 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide;