Epidendrum pomacochense Hágsater 1999 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea

TYPE Drawing by © R Jimenez M and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Pomacochas Epidendrum [A town within the department of San Martin peru]

Flower Size .6” [1.5 cm]

Found in central Peru on the eastern slope of the Andes at elevations around 1700 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte withcane-like, terete, branching stems carrying 3 to 4, aggregate towards the apex of the stems, subcoriaceous, linear-lanceolate , unequally bilobed, margin entire leaves taht blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, without a spathe, on mature branches, occuring only ocne, racemose, peduncel terete, naked, .24 to .32” [6 to 8 mm] long, rachis flexuous, .8” [2 cm] long overall, simultaneously 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangular floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with the sepals, petals and column are reddish brinze, lip deep brick red, anther tinged with brick red.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 374 Hágsater 1999 drawing fide;