Epidendrum quispei Hágsater & Collantes 2006 GROUP Quispei Photo © The Ita Inkaterra Website

Part shade Cold Spring

Common Name Quispe's Epidendrum [Peruvian Orchid Enthusiast and Gardner at Macchu Picchu Hotel Inkaterra later 1900's early 2000's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Peru in cloud forests at elevations around 2700 to 3000 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, produced from the subapical internodes of the previous stem, cane-like, terete, thin, straight to somewhat flexuous stem carrying 4 to 9, all along the stem, deciduous with time, spreading, alternate, ovate-lanceolate, subacute, with a minute apicule, a low dorsal keel, margin entire leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, racemose, pendent, occuring only once, short, fractiflex, 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence enveloped completely by 2 prominent, basally tubular, conduplicate above, acute bracts and with nearly as long as the ovary, gradually shorter, linear, acuminate floral bracts and carrying mostly simultaneously opening, resupinate, non fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 881 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing fide;