Epidendrum oenochrochilum Hágsater, Ric.Fernández & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Psuedepidendrum SUBGROUP Pluriracemosum

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Wine Colored Lip Epidendrum

Flower Size .8” [2 cm]

Found in the departments of San Martin, Huanuco and Junin, Peru at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with simpe, cane-like, terete, suberect, straight stems carrying 6 to 8 all along the apical 2/3rds of the stem, articulate, alternate, coriaceous, dark green doorsally tinged with dark purple, elliptic, acute, margin entire, spreading, abaxially dark green, adaxially purple leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, arising as a raceme, in time a new raceme arises from the same peduncle in successive years, then pluriracmose, suberect, peduncle 6.4 to 8” [16 to 20 cm] long, thin, somewhat laterally compressed, straight, provided with 5 to 7 tubular, acute bracts, decreasing in size towards the apex, rachis [8 to 11 cm] long, thin, laterally compressed, generally with 1 to 2, short, racemse, laxlysucessively 17 to 20 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, triangular, acumiante, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying disorderly resupinate flowers with the sepals dorsally purple brown, greenish purple internally, the petals purple, the lip yellow brown to dirty pink with the disc pale yellow includsing the calli and the keels, the base of the colomn is green and the apex is white..


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1463 Hagsater, Ric.Fernández & Santiago 2013 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 as E aff oenochrochilum