Epidendrum oscar-perezii Hágsater, E.Parra & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Soratae

TYPE Drawing by © Parra and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name Oscar Perez’s Epidendrum [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .2” [.5 cm]

Found in Colombia on the upper eastern slope of the Cordillera Oriental in remnants of cloud forests at elevations around 2500 meters as a small sized, cold growing pendsent epiphyte with branching, new stems arise from the subapical node of the previus stem, main stem taller, branches unequal, cane-like, terete, thin stems carrying7 on the main stem, 2 to 7 on the lateral branches, all along the branch, but if only 2 aggregate towards the apex, alternate, articulate, coriaceous, dorsal surface strongly rugose, dark green, ventral surface smooth, tinged with intense purpleovate-to narrowly, acute, minutely apiculate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, without a spathe, racemose, occuring only once, .8” [2 cm] long, successively 1 to 2, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, triangular-lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, greenish white flowers with the column green and the sepals and petals tinged purple.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1465 Hágsater, E.Parra & Santiago 2004 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;