Epidendrum ramiro-medinae Hágsater & L.Sánchez 2015 GROUP Nocturnum

Lip & Column detail

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo/photo by © Ramiro Medina/TYPE Drawing R Jimenez M and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name Ramiro Medina's Epidendrum [Colombian Orchid Enthusaist current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Putomayo Colombia on the upper reaches of the Amazon basin at elevations around 1900 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with simple, cane-like, laterally comrpessed, ancipitous stems carrying 6 to 7, all along the apical 2/3's of the stem, underside of leaves tinged purple, upper side olive green, , ovate-elliptic, bilobed, evident dorsal keel leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, without a spathe, racemose, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, hidden by the apical leaf, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, somewhat nocturnally fragrant flowers with the sepals and petals light green, sepals slightly tinged with brown externally, a white lip, the apical 2/3's of the mid lobe is green, the calli an intense yellow, and the column is light green towards the base, apically white.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia 29: 1 Hagsater & Medina 2012 photo fide; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1553 Hagsater 2015 see recognition section; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;