Epidendrum septipartitum Hágsater, Dalström & Ruíz Pérez 2013 GROUP Cristatum SUBGROUP Cristatum

TYPE Drawing Photo by Stig Dalström/TYPE Drawing by © Stig Dalström and The AMO Herbaria Website

Partial shade Cool Cold LATER Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Seven Part Lip Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm] wide

Found on the Cordillera Oriental in northern Peru ar elevations around 2000 meters as a giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with simple, cane-like, terte, erect stems carrying numerous, about 17 at flowering, lower ones deciduous, all along the stem, articulate, distichous, spreading, coriaceous, lanceolate, acute, margin entire leaves that blooms in the later spring and early summer on a terminal, without a spathe, 1 6.8" [42 cm] long, arching-nutant, sub-dense, successively several, 30 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul, blackish brown floral bracts and carrying resupinate, fleshy flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1485 Hagsater & Santiago 2013 drawing fide;