Epidendrum oxysepalum Hágsater & E. Santiago A. 2004 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea Photo by © Jay Pfahl.


Common Name The Pointed Sepals Epidendrum

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in western Venezula and the eastern cordillera of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 2800 to 3900 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with branching, erect, cane-like, terete, straight stems arising from near the apex of the previous stem and carrying, subcoricaeous, lanceolate, unequally bilobed apically, entire to slightly crenulate margins towards the apex leaves that blooms in the late spring through winter on an apical, racemose, short, arching-nutant inflorescence arising with linear-lanceolate, acuminate floral bract and has 5 to 11, simultaneous, resupinate flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 772 Hagsater 2004 drawing hmm; Orquideologia 24: 3 Ortiz & Hagsater 2005 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 915 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 979 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide;