Epidendrum ochoae Collantes & Hágsater 2015 GROUP Rupestre

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo by Ochoa/ TYPE Drawing by © Collantes and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name Ochoa’s Epidendrum [Peruvian Biologist and conservationist current]

Flower Size .4” [1 cm]

Found in Peru near Machu Picchu at elevations of 3200 to 3650 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold, pendent growing epiphyte with thickened, forming a thick, homoblastic, terete, fusiform, 3 internoded, green, minutely rugose, brilliant pseudobulb carrying 3, articulate, 2 from the basal and middle internode and one at the apex of the pseudobulb, lanceolate, mucronate, coriaceous, green, unerside minutely rugose, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, without a spathe, erect, racemose, occuring only once, pendent, peduncle 1.8” [4.5 cm] long, laterally compresssed, ancipitous, straight, rachis terete, straight, sulcate, successively several, 12 to 35 flowered inflorescence with about 1/3rd the length of the ovary, triangular, long-acuminate, dorsally granulose, yellow with irregular dotted floral bracts and carrying resupinate, yellowish green flowers with the sepals dorsally with irregular, pale purple dots, the lip with irregular purple dots and blotches, the calli with diffuse purple dots, the mid rib with irregular purple blotches and the column with irregular purple blotches.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1546 Collantes and Hagsater 2015 photo/drawing fide;