Epistephium cardonae Szlach. & Kolan. 2013 TYPE Drawing by Nowack

Full sun Hot LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name Cardona's Epistephium [Colombian Herbarium Curator current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm] long

Found in Amazonas department of Colombia in scrub on white sand with decaying matter at elevations around 100 to 150 meters as a giant sized, hot growing terrestrial with a branching stem carrying lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate-elliptic, shortly acuminate, acute, attenuate below into the shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a few, axillary, racemose, to 6" [15 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with minute, triangular-ovate floral bracts and carrying purplish, short lived flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Polish Botanical Journal 58(2): 633637, 2013 Da r i u s z L. sz L a c h e t k o & Ma r t a ko L a n o w s k a 2013 drawing fide