Epidendrum sympetalostele Hágsater & L.Sánchez 1993 GROUP Difforme Photo by © Carlos Augusto Mesa Londono and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Another Drawing Original Drawing by © Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name The Fused Column Epidendrum [refers to the adnation of the petals and column]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Colombia without locality at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, strongly laterally compressed, flexuous stems carrying 3 to 4, all along the stem, subcoriaceous, narrowly elliptic, retuse, margin entire leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a terminal, on a mature stem, occcuring only once, sessile, simultaneously 1 to 3 flowering inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 191 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 as E symetalostele photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide;