Epidendrum oripicoranense Hágsater & E.Santiago 2010 GROUP Elleanthoides SUBGROUP Rhombochilum

TYPE Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Cerro Picorana Epidendrum [a mountain in the eastern branch of the Andes in northern Peru near the southern Ecuadorian border]

Flower Size .5” [1.25 cm]

Found in Cajamarca Peru at elevations of 2200 to 2830 meters as a medium sized, cold growing, monopodial terrestrial with braching, arising from the subapical node of the previous stem cane-like, terete, thin, progressively shorter stems carrying 6 to 11, all along the apical half of the stem, subcoriaceous, lanceolate-oblong, slightly bilobed margin crenulate leaves that blooms in the summer and again in the winter on a terminal, racemose, occuring only once, distichous, suberect, peduncle very short, filiform, rachis unornamented, simultaneously 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, greenish purple turning purple brown with age flowers with a cream colored lip


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1365 Hagsater & Santiago 2010 drawing fide;