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


Common Name The Nevado de Sumapaz Epidendrum [A mountain in the department of Meta in Colombia]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the department of Meta Colombia in paramo at elevations of 3300 to 3400 meters as a large sized, cold growing epiphyte with branching towards the apex, cane-like, basally terete, laterally compressed above, erect, straight stems carrying numerous on the main stem, 5 to 8 on the branches, all along the upper 2/3's of the stem, subcoriaceous, elliptic, acute, with a low dorsal keel, margin minutely crenate, slightly revolute leaves that blooms in the early winter through early summer on a terminal, arching, peduncle .8" [2 cm] long, terete, thin, straight, with a triangular, acuminate bract in the middle, 1.8 to 2.6" [4.5 to 6.5 cm] long, overall, successively several, 12 to 15 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute, apically gradually shorter floral bracts and carrying resupinate, yellow to orange-yellow flowers without fragrance data.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate792 Hagsater & Santiago 2004 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo good;