Epidendrum paniculorotundifolium Hágsater, Kolan. & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo by © M Kolanowska/TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Rounded Leaf Apex E paniculatum Epidendrum [refers to the shape of the leaf apex]

Flower Size .8” [2 cm]

Found in southern Colombia on the Cordillera Occidental at elevations around 1900 meters as a small sized, cool growing sympodial epiphyte with simple, cane-like, erete, erect, straight stems and carrying 7 to 12, all along the apical half of the stem, alternate, articulate, erect-spreading, amplexicaul, orbicular-elliptic, obtuse, margin entire leaves that blooms in the fall through winter on a terminal, without a spathe, occuring only once, peduncle 1” [2.5 cm] long, erect, straight, peduncle 1” [2.5 cm] long, short, erect, straight; rachis 2.8 to 4.2” [ 7-10.5 cm] long, with 5 spreading, paniculate lax, few-flowered racemes, each raceme subtended by a narrowly triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul, basal bract, 9.6 to 10.4” [24-26 cm] long, simultaneously 45 to 60 flowered inflorescence with shorter tha the ovary, linear-triangular, acumiante, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, flowers with the basal half of the seplas and petals and the column green, the apical half of the column and the lip are white turning yellowish with age.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1469 Hagsater 2013 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;