Epidendrum roezlii Hágsater 2016 GROUP Alpicolum SUBGROUP Alpicolum

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo © S. Monsalve/TYPE Drawing by © R Jimenez M and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name Roezl's Epidendrum [Czech Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Antioquia and Tolima departments of Colombia at elevations of 2100 to 2700 meters as a small sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with cane-like, laterally compressed, erect, straight stems carrying articulate, alternate, sub-coriaceous, lanceolate, acute, margin entire, spreading leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, with a single, tubular, conduplicate, obtuse spathe, racemose, slightly arched, peduncle 3.2" [8 cm] long, laterally compressed, erect, straight, nearly totally hidden by the spathe; apically provided with a pair of embracing, linear-oblong, acute bracts, densely simultaneously 40 flowered inflorescence with prominent, almost as long as the ovary, linear-triangular, acuminate, clasping floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers..


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [2] Plate 1596 Hagsater 2016drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;