Epidendrum × renipichinchae Hágsater & E.Santiago 2009 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Renilabium

TYPE Drawing by R Jimenez M and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The E Pichinchae x E renilabium Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in central Ecuador at elevations around 3000 meters as a natural hybrid between Epidendrum pichinchae Schltr.and Epidendrum renilabioides Hágsater & Dodson , large sized, cold growing terrestrial with cane-like, erect, straight, basally terete, laterally compressed above, subapically branched stems carrying 10 or more on the main stem, most likely all along the stem, erect-spreading, oblong-elliptic, subobtuse, margin entire leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, without a spathe, racemose, arching-nutant, peduncle short, thin, densely simultaneously 20 flowered inflorescence with triangular-lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, fleshy, creamy yellow flowers.

"This is the putative natural hybrid of Epidendrum pichinchae Schltr. which has a deeply 3-lobed lip and Epidendrum renilabioides Hágsater & Dodson which has a bilobed lip, and a short callus, both species being present in the area. Epidendrum amblyantherum Hágsater & E.Santiago, is vegetatively very similar, but the flowers of that species are yellow to yellow-ochre, the lip has prominent, divergent calli, surrounded by 3 pairs of short laminar keels." Hagsater 2009


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1284 Hagsater & Santiago 2009 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1542 Hagsater & Sanchez 2015 see recognition section;