Epidendrum oxynanodes Hágsater 1999

GROUP Nanodes

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Sharp Nanodes Epidendrum [refers to the long-acuminate sepals and petals that distinguishes this species and Nanodes a name proposed by Lindley as a new genus for a species in this group]

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in Colombia without collection data but assumed to be from either the department of Choco or Antioquia as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with simple, cane-likeerect, terete, , flexuous, the new stem arising from the basal or lower nodes of the previous stem and carrying 6 to 10, all along the stem, succulent, rigid, green with reddish flushing when in the sun, persistent, non articulate, lanceolate, bilobed, margin minutely serrulate, unequal the median larger leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, without a spathe, distichous, subsessile, simultaneously 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary, leaf like but smaller, basally conduplicate, progressively shorter above floral bracts and carrying non-fragrant, green tinged with red flowers with the lip olive green with reddish dots.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 363 Hagsater 1999 drawing fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Cho Colombia Misas 2005 as E schlecterianum drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the Darien Gap Kolanowska 2014 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;