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


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

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the province of Napo Ecuador in montane forests at elevations around 2600 meters as a medium? sized[only a portion of the main stem was seen], cold growing epiphtye with cane-like, subapically branching, basally terete, slightly laterally compressed above, striaght stems carrying main stem not seen, 4on the branches, all along the apical half of the stem, articulate, alternate, partly spreading, lanceolate, obtuse, apical margin denticulate leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, witrhout a spathe, peduncle .4 to .45" [1 to 1.2 cm] long, laterally compressed, straight, rachis 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm] long, laterally compressed, thin, 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm] long overall, helicoid in shape, lax, simultaneously 15 to 17 flowered inflroescence with lower ones as long as the ovary, shorter above, narrowly triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul, apical margin ereose floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, fleshy, green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15[1] Plate1563 Hagsater & Santiago 2015 drawing fide