Epdiendrum saccatum Hagsater 2001 GROUP Elleanthoides SUBGROUP Guacamayense Original Drawing by Lopez and The Herbario AMO Publications Website

Common Name The Sack Epidendrum [refers to the sac-like base of the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern Colombia near La Laguna de La Cocha at elevations around 2700 to 2900 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with cane-like, terete, branching above stems carrying numerous, all along the stems, oblong-lanceolate, obtuse, margin hyaline, erose-dentate especially towards the apex leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, racemose, distichous, peduncle short, filiform, .24 to .4" [6 to 10 mm] long, successively 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with much longer than the ovary,clasping, oblog, acute, apical margin erose, single nerved floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, white flowers without fragrance data.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 483 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;