Epidendrum sisgaense Hágsater 2001 GROUP Excisum SUBGROUP Friderici-Guilielmi

Plant and Inflorescense In situ Colombia Photos by © Benjamin Crain and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing Drawing by © Jimenez and the The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Sisga Dam Epidendrum [A Dam and Lake to the north of Bogota in Colombia]

Flower Size 1.2" ]3 cm]

Found in Cundinamarca state of Colombia and Venezuela in cloud forests among bushes at elevations around 2400 to 2750 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte, lithophyte and terrestrial with simple, cane-like, terete below, laterally compressed above stems carrying 3 to 5, aggregate towards the apex, oblong-elliptic, acute, apiculate, margin entire leaaves that blooms in the late summer through early spring on a terminal, racemose or paniculate, suberect, peduncle completly enveloped by the laterally flattened spathe, occasionally with a spathe like bract at the middle, simultaenously several flowered inflorescence with progeressively diminishing in size, from as long as the ovary to shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green to browish green flowers with a purple pink to reddish-brown hued column and lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 485 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Fernandez 2003 photo good; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1359 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section;