Epidendrum parra-sanchezii Hágsater, O.Pérez & L.Sánchez 2013 GROUP Difforme

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo by © Kolanowski/TYPE Drawing by © O. Perez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name Parra-Sanchez’ Epidendrum [Colombia Agrominy Engineer and Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 2.4” [6 cm]

Found in Valle de Cauca department of Colombia on isolated, mature trees at elevations around 100 meters as a miniture sized, hot growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed towards the apex, flexuous stems carrying 3 to 4, all along the stem, elliptic to lanceolate-elliptic, retuse to asymetrically boliobed, minutely aristate, coriaceous, green, primary veins marked pale green on the dorsal surface, margin entire leaves that boooms in the winter on a terminal, without a spathe, sessile, simultaneously 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate flowers with the lip, petals, sepals and the base to the middle of the column pale green, the disc and calli of the lip as well as the apical half of the column are deep green.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 468 Hagsater 2001 photo/drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater, Ayala and Saldana 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;