Epidendrum sigmodiothoneum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2007 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Partial shade Cold Summer

Common Name The S-Shaped Column Diothonea Group Epidendrum [refers to the strongly geniculate column which gives this Diothonea Group orchid its name]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm] wide

Found in northern Peru on the Cordillera Occidental in humid forests at elevations around 2500 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, new stems arise from the apical node of the previus stem, cane-like, terete, thin straight stems carrying 8 to 9, all along the upper 2/3's of the stem, alternate, articulate, sub-erect, linear-lanceolate, rounded, slightly bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, sub-erect, short, occuring only once, peduncle short, terete, thin, straight basally provided with a linear-lanceolate, acuminate bract, rachis terete, thin, simultaneously 20 flowered inflorescence with more than half sa long as the ovary, linear-lanceoalte, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 9 plate 987 Hagsater 2007 Drawing fide;