Epidendrum septumspinae D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 GROUP Amblostoma SUBGROUP Amblostomoides

TYPE Drawing by © D E Bennett & Christenson

Partial shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Rio Los Siete Espinas Epidendrum [A river near the type locality]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm] wide

Found in Junin department of Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with narrowly fusiform, 5 to 6 noded pseudobulbs carrying usually 3, with a much smaller subtending leaf, linear, acute to obtuse leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, slender, rarely with a short basal branch, peduncle 2.4" [6 cm] long, terete, rachis 1.6 to 2.8" [4 to 7 cm] long, simultaneously 20 to 28 flowered inflorescence with minute floral bracts and carrying cupped, resupinate flowers with golden yellow orange with a pale green carinate apex sepals, transluscent yellow petals, the lip yellow with a deeper colored callus and a pale yellow column.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum plate 655 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014; Icones Orchidacearum 17(1) Plate 1727 Hagsater & Jimenez 2019 see recognition section