Epidendrum saccatum Hágsater 2001 GROUP Mancum SUBGROUP Mancum Original Drawing by © Jimenez and The Herbario AMO Publications Website

Common Name Rusby's Epidendrum [American botanist, pharmacist and explorer to South America late 1800's though 1940]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in western Bolivia at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing creeping epiphyte with cane-like, arising from the lower nodes of the previous stem, erect, straight, laterally compressed towards the apex stems carrying 1 to 2, all along the apical third of the stem, articulate, lanceoalte-oblong, obtuse, aristate, coriaceous, margine entire leaves that blooms in the fall on an apical, erect, peduncle erect, nearly completely enveloped by 1 to rarely 2, ancipitous, oblong acute spathaceous bractsracemose, elongate, laxly, simultaneously 19 to 35 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, flowers without color or fragrance data.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1286 Hagsater & Sanchez 2009 drawing fide;