Epidendrum stictoglossum Hágsater & D.Trujillo 2007 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Soratae TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Tattooed Lip Epidendrum [refers to the reddish purple dots on the lip]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in the departments of Ancash and La Libertad Peru on the Cordillera Blanca and the Cordillera Occidental at elevations of 3600 to 4200 meters as a large to giant sized, cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte with simple, cane-like, terete, thin, straight, keiking occasionally from near the apex of some stems carrying 13 to 26+, all along the stems, alternate, articulate, coriaceous, erect in relation to the stem, linear, sub-acute, minutely apiculate, margin erose-dentate at the apex leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, nutant, lax, simultaneously 7 to 8 flowered inflorescence with less than half as long as the ovary, gradually shorter, narrowly triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with the tepals dorsally reddish-purple, abaxially yellow, densely spotted with reddish dots, a yellow, dotted reddish purple lip and a yellow column.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaeacrum 9 Plate 992 Hagsater & Trujillo 2007 drawing fide;