Epidendrum nora-mesae Hágsater & O.Pérez 2010 GROUP Alberti SUBGROUP Convergens Photo by © Nissen and the The Orquideas del Valle Website

Plant and Flower Photo by © Gustavo Adolfo Aguirre and The Sociedad Colombiana de Orquideologia Website

Part Shade Cool Cold WinterSpringSummer Fall

Common Name Dr Nora Mesa's Epidendrum [Colombian Professor of Entomology at the Universidad Nacional in Valle De Cauca current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 1800 to 2260 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an erect when young, arching-pendent with age, simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, ancipitous stem carrying 5 to 7, all along the stem, alternate, articulate, suberect, progressively longer, subcoriaceous, lanceolate, acuminate, margin entire, spreading leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, on a mature stem, racemose to pluriracemose, distichous, peduncle elongate, laterally compressed, ancipitous, two winged, the wings prominent towards the base, rachis short, totally enveloped by the floral bracts, 5.6 to 7.6" [14 to 19 cm] long, successively single, 3 to several flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, narrowly elliptic, obtuse, conduplicate, imbricating, persistent even after flowering floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1362 Hagsater & Sanchez 2010 drawing 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 as E norae-mesae drawing/photo fide;