Epidendrum paniculourubambense Hágsater et E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum Photo by © Eric Hagsater

Part Shade Cool Cold Summer THROUGH MID Fall

Common Name The Paniculate-Urubamba Epidendrum [refers to this species of the Paniculatum Subgroup, and commonly known from the Urubamba valley in Peru]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southern Peru on clay banks in wet montane forests at elevations of [1350] 1800 to 2800 meters as a giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a simple, canelike, erect, terete stem carrying 20 or more, subcoriaceous, alternate, articulate, narrowly elliptic, acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the summer through mid fall on a terminal, paniculate, flowering only once, a large, branching panicle, with up to 10, spreading, lax, many-flowered branches 4.8 to 6.8" [12-17 cm] long; each branch with a basal narrowly triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul bract, peduncle .8 to 4.8" [ 2-12 cm] long, straight, thin, provided with up to 5 tubular, acuminate, partly imbricating bracts, 12 to 16" [30 to 40 cm] long, simultaneously to 110 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 plate 1470 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 drawing fide;