Epidendrum pomecense Hágsater 1999 GROUP Arbusculum SUBGROUP Incomptum

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


Common Name The Rio Pomeca Epidendrum [A river in Boyaca Colombia]

Flower Size .8” [2 cm]

Found in Boyaca Department of Colombia on the Cordillera Oriental at elevations around 2400 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with thin, terete, new stem arising from the 5 th to 7 th internode near the apex of the previous stem carrying 3 to 4, aggregate towards the apex of the stem, lanceolate, acute, thin leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, without a spathe, racemose, nutant, on a mature stem, occuring only once, .2” to .4” [5 to 10 mm] long, successively single, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate, non-fragrant, green flowers with the apex of the column reddish purple.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 374 Hágsater 1999 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;