Epidendrum pilcuense Hágsater 1993 GROUP Elleanthoides SUBGROUP Guacamayense

Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Paramo de Pilcuen Epidendrum [a locality cited by Lehman]

Flower Size .5” [1.25 cm]

Found in southern Colombia at elevations around 1250 meters as a giant sized, cool growing, assumed terrestrial with simple, erect, straight, terete, cane-like stems carrying all along the stem, narrowly lanceolate, acute, slightly oblique, margins scarsely dentate leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, arising on a mature stem, erect, paniculate, without a spathe, with a basal ovate, acuminate bract, rachis flexuous, branches well spaced, the branches branching, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence with ovate, narrowly acute, basally amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying flowers with the sepals and petals yellowish white with purple spots and an ocher yellow lip .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 173 Hagsater 1993 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;