Epidendrum oxapampense Hágsater 1999 GROUP Kalopternix

Another Flower Photos by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Partial shadeColdFall

Common Name or Meaning The Oxapampe Epidendrum [A province of Peru]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 2500 to 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cold pendant growing epiphyte with small pseudobulbs enveloped completely by several basal, imbricating, unequal, papiraceous, leafless sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acute, coriaceous, dark green and slightly glaucous leaf that blooms in the fall on a terminal, racemose, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence occuring only once, with floral bracts that are shorter than the ovaries and simultaneously opening and resupinate flowers

Part of the Kalopternix group made up of: E serpens has a triangular lacerate lip, sepals that are less than 1 cm and a short and stout column, E carmelense smaller overall, long strings of growths, a cordate, reniform lip and sepals to 1 cm long, E oxapampense with pendant single leafed pseudobulbs, glaucous leaves and resupinate flowers with a wide trullate lip, the margin fleshy-erose, and E moronense with pendant single leafed pseudobulbs, a longer and thinner column, a reniform lip with lacerate margins, bicaulose and has a low keel in the center of the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 362 Hagsater 1999 drwaing ok; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 705 Hagsater 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1354 Hagsater 2010; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo not = 2nd photo another species?