Epidendrum pirrense Hágsater 2001 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum

TYPE Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Cerro Pirre Epidendrum [at the northern end of the Serania de Pirre where the type was collected]

Flower Size .24” [6 mm]

Found in Panama and maybe Colombia at elevations of 1200 to 1400 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete stems carrying 6 to8 , all along the upper half of the stem, articulate, lanceolate, acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, without a spathe, paniculate, arcuate, peduncle thin, laterally compressed, 1.8” [4.5 cm] long, with a clasping, long-acuminate, bract at the first branch, 3.8” [9.5 cm] long overall, simultaneously 6 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary,m triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with no color or fragrance data provided.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 471 Hagsater 2001 drawing fide; Orchids of the Darien Gap Kolanowska 2014 drawing fide;