Epidendrum orgyale Lindl. 1845 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Orgyale

Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Reveling Epidendrum [possibly refers to the rife growth of the orchid]

Flower Size .8 [2 cm]

Found in Cundinamarca Colombia and Loja Ecuador at elevations of 2000 to 2500 meters as a large to giant sized, cold growing, monopodial terrestrial with braching, cane-like, terete, straight stems carrying 3 to 8 on the main stem, distichous, articulate, sub-coriaceous, ovate-oblong, obtuse, margin entire leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, racemose, occuring only once, suberect, peduncle very short, simultaneously 6 to 25 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, subulate, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, fleshy, yellow flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 249 Schlechter 1920; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1268 Hagsater & Santiago 2009 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;