Epidendrum subliberhombicum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2010 GROUP Albomarginatum TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Free Lip, Diamond-Shaped Petal Epidendrum [Refering to the differences between this species and E subliberum]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northern Peru on the upper Amazon slope of theCordillera Oriental of the Andes at elevations of 3400 to 3600 meters as a medium sized, cold, scandent growing terrestrial with thin, enveloped by 5 tubular, non-foliar sheaths, basal half cane-like, apical half somewhat thickened without being fusiform stems carrying 3 to 4, aggregate at the apex, articulate, coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, obtuse, minutely apiculate leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, arching, peduncle elongate, terete, thin, 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, provided with 4, small, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul bracts, rachis straight, simultaneously about 100 flowered inflorescence with more than half as long as the ovary, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, brown to pink colored flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaeacrum 13 Plate 1391 Hagsater & Santiago 2010 drawing fide;