Epidendrum tacanaense Hágsater, Soto Arenas & E.Santiago 2008 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Arbuscula TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Tacana Volcano Epidendrum [A Volcano in Chiapas Mexico]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Chiapas State of Mexico solely on the slopes of the Volcano Tacana near the Guatemalan border in remnant oak-Chiranthodendron forest remnants in corn fields at elevations around 2300 meters as a medium to giant sized, cold growing epiphyte with cane-like, terete, straight stems enveloped below by non-foliaceous sheaths and carrying 2 to 4, aggregate towards the apex of the stem, alternate, articulate, sub-coriaceous, elliptic, rounded, unequally bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late winter through later spring on a terminal, occuring only once, arching, peduncle somewhat laterally compressed, straight, provided with 1 to 3, narrowly triangular, acuminate bracts, racemose, mostly simultaneously 15 to 43 flowered inflorescence with about half as long as the ovary, narrowly triangular, acuminate, progressively smaller above, scarious floral bracts and carrying resupinate, slightly herbaceously fragrant flowers with the tepals pale greenish with a slight reddish tinge, the lip pale green, the disc white, the callus pale yellow and the column is basally green with the apical half white sometimes with small purple marks apically.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1186 Hagsater, Arena and Santiago 2008 drawing fide