Epidendrum phragmitoides Hágsater 2010 GROUP Pleuranthium SUBGROUP Phragmites

TYPE Drawing

Photo and TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Phragmites-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size 1” [2.5 cm]

Found in southern Colombia on the western slopes of the Cordillera Occidental at elvations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with cane-like, simple, terete, straight stems enveloped by non-foliar tubular sheaths and carrying numerous, all along the stem, articulate, suberect-spreading, unequal in size, the basal and apical leaves are smaller than the median, ovate-elliptic to lanceolate, obtuse, bilobed, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the later summer on a lateral, arising from the base of the internodes threough the foliar sheathsm, subsessile, peduncle very short, totally hidden within the 2 to 3 short, imbricating bracts, single flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, tubular floral bracts and carrying a green flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1371 Hagsater 2010 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide