Epidendrum pachydiscum Hágsater 2004 GROUP Rupestre TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Thick Disc Epidendrum

Flower Size .6” [1.5 cm]

Found northern Peru along dry quebradas at elevations around 2800 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing sympodial epiphyte with simple, forming a short, fusiform pseudobulb carrying 2 one apical, a smaller one arising from a foliaceous sheath and carrying, articulate, suberect, narrowly elliptic, acute, low dorsal keel, coriaceous, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, raacemose, erect, peduncle short, thin, laterally compressed, provided with a median narrowly triangular acute bract, densely, mostly simultaneously 30 to 38 flowered inflorescence with half the length of the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, yellow flower with a darker yellow lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 773 Hagsater 2004 drawing fide;