Epidendrum pachygastrium Kraenzl. 1905 GROUP Ventricosum Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Thick Bellied Epidendrum [refers to the locality thick belly-like nectary formed by the column and the lip]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in northern Peru at the northern end of the Cordillera Oriental at elevations between 1900 and 3000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with thin, cane-like, simple, laterally compressed, ancipitous, new stem arising from the basal fourth of the previous stem and carrying3 to 5, all along the apical 2/3'ds of the stem, unequal, fleshy, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, obtuse unequally bilobed, margin crenulate leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, racemose, on a maturre stem, occuring only once, arcuate, peduncle to 1.2" [3 cm] long, bractless, 3.4 to 5.2" [8.5 to 13 cm] long overall, simultaneously 6 to 17 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying magenta, transluscent, resupinate, non-fragrant flowers with the calli whitish and opening from the apex first then proceeding to the base,


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 970 Hagsater 2007 drawing fide