Epidendrum pseudosarcoglottis Hágsater & Dodson 2004 GROUP Mancum SUBGROUP Mancum

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


Common Name The False E sarcoglottis Epidendrum

Flower Size .6” [1.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Ecuador at elevations of 2650 to 3100 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, basally terete, ancipitous above stems carrying 3 to 4, all along the apical 1/3rd of the stem, elliptic-lanceolate, unequally bilobed, coriaceous, margin entire leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, racemose, simultaneously 25 to 40 flowered inflorescence with half as long to much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers with dark green sepals, petals light green, lip white and a white column with some strong purple spots around the margin of the clinandrium.

"Epidendrum pseudosarcoglottis belongs to the GROUP Mancum SUBGROUP Mancum , which is characterized by the sympodial growth, narrow spathaceous bracts with parallel sides, erect raceme with non-resupinate flowers and a generally reduced, fleshy lip. The new species is recognized by the elliptic-Ianceolate leaves, sepals and petals .2 to .324" [5 to 7.6 mm] long, spatulate petals orbicular towards the apex with margin entire, entire, rectangular lip, apiculate apex with a simple flabellate callus. It is very similar to Epidendrum sarcoglottis Schltr. but that species has.32" [8 mm] long sepals and petals, oblanceolate petals with the apical margin undulate, and an entire, triangular, acute, claw-like lip . Epidendrum mancum Lindl. has smaller plants and leaves, the leaves are wider, .68 to 1.6" [1.7 to 4 cm] wide, and a reduced, tricallose lip." Hagster etal 2004


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 783 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1173 Hagsater 2008 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1286 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 16[1] Plate 1611 Hagsater & Santiago 2018 See recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 18(1) plate 1828 2020 see recognition section