Epistephium garayi Szlach., Mytnik & Baranow 2013 TYPE Drawing by Joanna Mytnik-Ejsmont

Part shade Hot CoolLATER Summer

Common NameGaray's Epistephium [Hungarian Born American Taxomonist and former Oakes Ames Orchid Herbarium at Harvard University and Original collector of species Died 2016]

Flower Size

Found in Vaupes department of Colombia and Guyana at elevations around 200 to 1150 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with simple, erect stems carrying several, coriaceous, shiney, linear-lanceoalte to ovate-lanceolate, shortly acuminate, shortly petiollate base leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, to 8" [20 cm] long, sub-lax, successively single, 10 to 25 flowered inflorescence with inconspicuous, ovate-lanceolate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, relatively small purple flowers .

"Appears to be somewhat similar to E. parvi?orum, from which it differs by having shortly petiolate leaves, the lip strongly thickened and covered by soft hairs along mid-vein in the basal half, and by very long hairs above." New species of the genus Epistephium (Orchidaceae, Vanilloideae) (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/254864378_New_species_of_the_genus_Epistephium_Orchidaceae_Vanilloideae [accessed Jan 27 2018]. Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2013


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Pl. Syst. Evol. 299: 1522 Szlach., Mytnik & Baranow 2013 drawing fide