Epidendrum stenostachyum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2004 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Soratae TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name or Meaning The Narrow Inflorescence Epidendrum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in northern Colombia on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta at elevations of 2600 to 3400 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with very branched in the apical half, cane-like, terete basally and laterally compressed above stems carrying about 12 on the main stem, 5 on the branches, narrowly lanceolate, subacute, low dorsal keel, coriaceous, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter and earlier spring on a terminal, terete, thin, short to 3.5" [8.75 cm] long, narrow, cylindrical, arching-nutant, racemose, to 14 flowered inflorescence that occurs only once and with as long as or slightly shorter than the ovary, narrowly ovate, acute, conduplicate, amplexicaul, slightly papillose floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 791 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide; ;