Epidendrum orthopterum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2004 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea

TYPE Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The The Sraight Winged Epidendrum [refers to the wings on the column]

Flower Size .8” [2 cm]

Found in Colombia on the Cordillera Central south of the Nevado de Tolima at elevations of 3200 to 3500 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with erect, branching from the apical internodes of the previous stem, cane-like, terete, thin straight stems carrying 5 to 7, all along the apical half of the stem, erect, distichous, coriaceous, narrowly lanceoalte, bilobed to unequally bilobed, minute dorsal keel, margin entire leaves taht blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, racemose, occuring only once, .8” [2 cm] long overall, peduncle thin, short, bractless, rachis terete, thin, straight, simultaneously 10 to 12 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, pinkish red flowers with the apex of the column green.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 770 Hagsater & Santiago 2004 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 24 #1 2005; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;