Epidendrum ortizii Hagsater & Santiago 2013 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum Photo by Padre Pedro Ortiz

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Cold EARLY Summer EARLY Winter

Common Name Ortiz's Epidendrum [Colombian Jesuit Priest, Librarian, Orchid Enthusiast and good friend 1900's to 2012]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Cundinamarca and Santander Colombia on the western slopes of the eastern Cordillera at elevations of 1800 to 2500 meters as a large to giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte with erect, simple, canelike, laterally compressed, straight stems carrying numerous, alternate, articulate, narrowly elliptic, acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the early summer through early winter on a terminal, apical, paniculate, erect, lax, flowering only once, with 5-10 branches, 7-15 cm long, some of these themselves branched, spreading to sub-spreading with respect to the rachis, peduncle 1.6 to 2.6" [ 4.5-6.5 cm] long, laterally compressed, straight, thin, provided with 1-3 tubular, acuminate, long bracts, 12 to 15.2" [30-38 cm] long, simultaneous 50-130, flowered inflorescence with less than half the length of the ovary, linear-triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1464 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;