Epidendrum oxycalyx Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Macrostachyum SUBGROUP Macrostachyum Photo by © Orquideologia and The Sociedad Colombiana de Orquideologia Website

Part Shade Cold LATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Pointed Outer Whorl Epidendrum [refers to the acuminate sepals]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in montane and cloud forests at elevations of 2600 to 3000 meters as a medium to giant sized, cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte with erect, branching, canelike, stems carrying numerous, all along the stem, coriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, apical margins finely erose leaves that blooms in late winter and early spring on a terminal, on the main stem and branches, racemose, peduncle ancipitous, with one triangular bract, rachis filiform, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying alternate, non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 169 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 as E aff oxycalyx photo fide;