Epidendrum stenobractistachyum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2015 GROUP Macrostachyum SUBGROUP Macrostachyum TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Narrow Bracted Ear Of Corn Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Colombia from the upper reaches of the Cordillera Oriental in Boyaca to Huila and the Cordillera Central of Tolima in the Parque nacianal de Purace to Putomayo and Narino at the Ecuadorian border in cloud forests at elevations of 2300 to 3400 meters as a giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with terete, thin, straight, cane-like, branching up to 4 in maturity stems carrying numerous on the main stem, all along the stems, articulate, alternate, sub-erect, lanceolate, obtuse, narrowly bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms in the summer through early spring on a terminal, erect, without a spathe, erect, racemose, occurting only once, peduncle .4 to .48" [1 to 1.2 cm] long, terete, erect, striaght, naked, rachis 2.2 to 6.4" [5.5 to 16 cm] long, main stem raceme 6.8" [17 cm] long, branch racemes 2.6 to 4.8" [6.5 to 12 cm] long, simultaneously 10 to 18 flowered inflorescence with prominent, slightly longer than the ovary (gradually diminishing in size towards the apex of the rachis), narrowly oblong to lanceolate-triangular, acuminate, embracing floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, fleshypale yellow green fowers with the column tinted purple.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaeacrum 15[1] Plate 1562 Hagsater & Santiago 2015 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo good;