Epidendrum otuzcense Hágsater & E.Santiago 2009 GROUP Megastrium SUBGROUP Megastrium

TYPE Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Otuzco Epidendrum [A town in central Peru near where the type species was collected]

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in central Peru on the western slope of the Andes at elevations of 2400 to 2850 meters as aminiature sized, cold growing lithophyte with simple, cane-like, terete, erecet stems carrying 3 aggregate towards the apex of the stems, alternate, coriaceous, elliptic, unequally bilobed apicallylow dorsal ekkl, margin entire, somewhat revolute leaves that blooms in the winter through spring on a terminal, arising through 1 to 2, tubular, conduplicate, imbricate, narrowly obovate, rounded, ancipitous spathes, erect, racemose, peduncle completely hidden within the spathe, rachis very short, terete, thin, simultaneously 3 flowered inflroescence with much shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, wine colored flowers .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1269 Hagsater & Santiago 2009 drawing fide;