Epidendrum susannae Hágsater, O.Pérez & E.Parra 2013 GROUP Secundum SUBGROUP Elongatum

TYPE Drawing Photo by © Perez/TYPE Drawing by © Perez and Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name Susanne's Epidendrum [Dr Renner, German Professor and Director of the Munich Botanical Garden current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found on the Cordillera Oriental in the department of Boyaca Colombia in the edge of fragmented forests at elevations around 2600 meters as a giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with cane-like, simple, terete, thick, straight stems carrying 8 to 15, articulate, all along the upper half of the stem, lanceolate, coriaceous, obtuse, rounded, shortly bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms in the fall on a few at once from the same cane, terminal, erect, pluri-racemose, peduncle elongate, to [87.5 cm] long, terete, thin, generally enveloped by amplexicaul bracts or enveloped by 5 tubular, acute, scarious bracts, rachis 3.4 to 7.8" [8.5 to 19.5 cm] long, compact, dense, successively 5 to 6, 19 to 45 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate, gradually shorter towards the apex floral bracts and carrying numerous, non-resupinate, rose-magenta flowers with a pale lilac lip and an orange-yellow throat with the calli and the margin of the clinandrium white.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1486 Hagsater, Perez & Parra 2013 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;