Epidendrum shigenobui Hágsater 1999 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Partial shade Spring

Common Name Shigenobu's Epidendrum [Mr Tsubota of Orquideas Eva Japanese Orchid Nurseryman in Colombia current]

Flower Size .68" [1.7 cm] wide

Found in Colombia without collection data as a medium to large sized epiphyte with erect, cane-like, terete stems carrying numerous, all along the stem, subcoriaceous, elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, on a mature stem, occuring only once, paniculate, 3 to 13 branched, dense, erect, peduncle .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, with 2, conduplicate, somewhat imbricate, lanceolate, acuminate bracts, 6 to 10.8" [15 to 27 cm] long, branches 1.6 to 4.4" [4 to 11 cm] long, simultaneously 40 to 200 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, progreessively smaller towards the apex, narrowly triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying flowers with yellowish green tepals, a green column basally and white towards the apex and a pale green, unmarked lip.

"Epidendrum shigenobui belongs to the GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum and is similar to E. agoyanense, from the eastern Andes of Ecuador, and is distinguished by the somewhat smaller flowers, the pale green lip which is slightly differently shaped and the lighter colored leaves which are f1eshier. Epidendrum agoyanense has a straight column, longer ovary, and the lateral lobes of the white lip somewhat more square." Hagsater etal 1999


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Orchidacearum 3 plate 380 Hagsater 1999 Drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;