Epidendrum purdiei Hágsater & E.Santiago 2009 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Soratae

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

Common Name Purdie’s Epidendrum [British Plant COllector 1800’s]

Flower Size .12” [3 cm]

Found in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in northern Colombia without collection data as a monopodial epiphtye with cane-like, terete, newly arising from the apical internodes of the previous stem carrying 5 to 6, all along the stem, alternate, articulate, coriaceous, unequal in size, apical pair smaller, the dorsal surface rugose, tinged with with red-purple, ovate-lanceolate, subobtuse, minutely apiculate, margin crenulate, somewhat revolute leaves that blooms on a terminal, subsessile, racemose, peduncle very short, bractless, rachis short, simultaneously 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence with as long as the ovary, triangular, acute, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with no color or fragrance data.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1280 Hagsater & Santiago 2009 drawing fide;