Epidendrum schmidtchenii Hágsater & E.Santiago 2009 GROUP Megalospathum SUBGROUP Inornatum

Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name Schmidtchen's Epidendrum [German Botanist in Colombia late 1800's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found only once in the department of Tolima Colombia without locational data with pendent, simple, cane-like basally terete, somewhat compressed towards the apex stem carryin 9 to 10, all along the stem, articulate, alternate, sub-coriaceous, sub-erect, oblique, linear to linear-lanceolate, short, acuminate, apiculate, margin minutely papillose leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, arising through a widely ovate, acute, conduplicate, ablique, the apical margin dentate spathe, racemose, short, erect, peduncle thin, laterally compressed, straight, the basal half hidden by the spathe, simultaneously 7 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular-lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers without color and fragrance data.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 886 Hagsater & Santiago 2006 drawing fide;