Epidendrum porphyreodiscum Hágsater, D.Trujillo & E.Santiago 2010 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum

TYPE Drawing by © D Trujillo and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Purple Disc Epidendrum [refers to the central portion of the lip where the keels are found that in this species is purple]

Flower Size .6” [1.5 cm]

Found in the Provinces of Huanuco and Cusco Peru on the upper eastern slopes of the Andes at elevations of 1700 to 2358 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing, somewhat creeping epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, erec to slightly arching stem carrying 6 to 10, all along the apical half of the stem, articulate, distichous, unequal in size, bsaal one smallest, oblong-lanceolate, short-acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, without a spathe, occuring only once, peduncle, thin, laterally compressed, 2 to 3, tubular towards the base, conduplicate above, acuminate, somewhat ancipitous bracts, rachis with 2 short branches, each subtended by a bract similar to the floral bracts but larger, paniculate, lax, simultaneously 40 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, linear-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green flowers with the lip and the apical half of the column white and the disc has a solid purple spot.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 33 Plate 1376 Hágsater, D.Trujillo & E.Santiago 2010 drawing fide;