Epidendrum sigmostachyum Hágsater, E.Santiago & D.Trujillo 2015 GROUP Macrostachyum SUBGROUP Macrostachyum Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Partial shade Cold Winter

Common Name The S-Shaped Column Ear of Corn Epidendrum [refers to the strongly S-Shaped column which gives this Macrostachyum group orchid its name]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm] wide

Found in Amazonas Peru on the Cordillera de Colan at elevations of 2880 to 3090 meters as a giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with cane-like, terete, erect, straight, branches arisi9ng from near the apex of the primary stem carrying numerous on the main stem, articulate, alternate, partially spreading, similar in size, green above, glacous beneath, oblong-lanceolate, obtuse, margin slightly revolute, denticulate to wards the apex leavves, that blooms in the late winter on a terminal, without a spathe, occuring only once, peduncle to 1.1" [3 cm] long, subterete, straight, with a basal triangular-lanceolate, acute bract rachis to 4.4" [11 cm] long, terete, thin, straight, laxly, successively several, to 12 flowered inflorescence with prominent, slightly longer than the ovary, narrowly triangular-ovate, acute amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, fleshy, peach colored with maroon flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15[1] plate 1560 Hagsater 2015 Drawing fide;