Epidendrum sumacoense Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Cernuum TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Cerro Sumaco Epidendrum [A mountain in Napo province of Ecuador]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the province of Napo Ecuador in montane forests at elevations of 3100 to 3300 meters as a giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with subapically branching, erect, straight, terete, branches much shorter than main stem, branches branch again, 4 branches per stem carrying all along the stem, sub-coriaceous, ovate, rugulose on the top, striate on the back [preserved leaves], bi-lobed leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, occuring only once, arcuate-pendulous, without a spathe, 1.2 to 2.8" [3 to 7 cm] long, provided with one foliaceous, bract near the base, successively to 5, 10 to 12 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying creamy white, fragrant flowers with the sepals tinged reddish and slightly spotted on the outside.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 188 Hagsater & Salazar 1993 drawing fide;