Epidendrum rocalderianum P.Ortiz & Hágsater 1999 GROUP Nocturnum

Plant and Flower Photos © The Species Identification Task Force Website

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

Common Name Rozo & Calderon's Epidendrum [Colombian Former University students and Collectors of the Type Orchid current]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in western Colombia on the Pacific slope of the Cordillera Occidental at elevations around 50 meters as a medium sized, hot growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, laterally compressed, dilated towards the apex, flexuous stems carrying 5 all along the apical half of the stem, elliptic, acute, green above, purple beneath leaves that blooms in the spring but could be all year, on a terminal, without a spathe, pluriracemose, occuring over several years, rachis clearly visible between the apical leaves, successively single, sevedral flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary floral abracts and carrying creamy green sepals, yellowish green petals, a white lip with the midlobe yellowish, the callus is yellow and the column is white.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 379 Ortiz & Hagsater 1999 drawing fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 as E mininocturnum drawing/photo good; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #3 2009; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 photo drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide;