Epidendrum tacarcunense Hágsater 1999 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Turialvae TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Cerro Tacarcuna Epidendrum [A mountain of the Serrania del Darien near the Colombian border]

Flower Size .4" [1 mm]

Found in the Serrania del Darien in Panama near the Colombian border in lower montane wet forests at elevations of 1500 to 1700 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with terete, erect, cane-like stems enveloped in the basal 1/3rd by tubular, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying numerous, all along the apical 2/3rds of the stem, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the early winter on a terminal, arising on a mature stem, without a spathe, elongate, pluriracemose, newly flowering over several years, peduncle suberect, slightly arching, 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm] long, much longer than the apical leaf, 14" [35 cm] long overall, rachis short, simultaneously 5 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acuminate, about half as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, green flowers with a white lip and the disc purple, the column cream colored, and without fragrance data.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 384 Hagsater 1999 drawing fide; Orchids of the Darien Gap Kolanowska 2014 drawing fide;