Epidendrum notostachyum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2015 GROUP Macrostachyum

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo by H Medina/TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Tumuc Humac Epidendrum [?]

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in wet montane forests along the Cordillera Oriental at elevations of 1500 to 3100 meters as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with branching when mature, cane-like, basally terete, slightly laterally compressed above stems carrying numerous [21] on the main stem, 5 to 8 on the branches,all along the apical half of the stem, articulate, distichous, lustrous, lanceolate, obtuse, margin denticulate towards the apex leaves that blooms in the late spring through fall on a terminal, racemose, without a spathe, occuring only once, peduncle .2 to .4” [5 to 10 mm] long, laterally compresssed, straight, rachis [6 to 11 cm] long, terete, thin, straight, simultaneously 11 t o30 flowered inflorescence with small, shorter tha n the ovary, narrowly triangular, acute, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, fleshy, green to greenish white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1545 Hagsater & Santiago 2015 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;