Epidendrum pachyclinium Hágsater & E.Santiago 2016 GROUP Megalospathum SUBGROUP Vesicicaule

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo by © Sebastian Vieira/TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Thick Clinandrium Hood Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in Antioquia, Risaralda, Cauca, Vavlle de Cauca and Narino Departments of Colombia without locational data at elevations around 1600 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool, pendent growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, newly arising from the basal internode of the previous stem carrying 7 to 10, all along the upper 2/3’s of the stem, unequal, basal one smaller, alternate, articulate, obliquely narrowly lanceolate, short-acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the fall through spring on a terminal, erect, arising through 1 to 2, hemi-ovate, acute, conduplicate, oblique spathes, sessile, .24” [6 mm] long overall, terete, thin, simultaneously 2 flowered inflorescence with totally hidden within the spathe floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green flowers with white calli.

This species is in a group of about 12 species that have often in the past been considered synomonous and are spread from Colombia to Bolivia. The separated species include E. cardiomorphum, Epidendrum calyptratoides,Epidendrum calyptratum, Epidendrum calyptrectylosum; Epidendrum chaparense, Epidendrum falcivesicicaule, Epidendrum lagotis; Epidendrum pachyclinium, Epidendrum platypetalum and Epidendrum vesicicaule


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [2] Plate 1590 Hagsater & Santiago 2015 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;