Epidendrum taguatingense (Brieger & Bicalho) Hágsater, Meneguzzo & L.Sánchez 2015 GROUP Nocturnum TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Taguatinga Epidendrum [A town which has become Brasilia and is near where the type was collected]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Goias state and the Distrito Federal of Brazil at elevations of 350 to 1600 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with cane-like, simple, basally terete, laterally compressed above stems carrying 8 to 18, all along the apical 2/3rds of the stem, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, acuminate, aristate, slightly carinate leaves that blooms in the later spring and summer on a terminal, pluri-racemose, without a spathe, rachis .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, inconspicuous, provided with 1 to 3, triangular, acute bracts, occasionally producing a plantlet from a node of the peduncle, successively single, 1 to 3 flowerd inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, amplexicaul, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, white to greenish white flowers with a white lip and column.

Synonyms *Epidendrum nocturnum var. taguatingense Brieger & Bicalho 1977

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15[1] Plate 1564 Hagsater 2015 drawing fide