Epidendrum tamaense Foldats 1968 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

LATE EARLY and again in EARLY

Common Name The Tama' Epidendrum [A mountain near where the type was collected]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Tachira Venezuela, Boyaca department of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations around 2350 to 2700 meters as a large sized, cold growing epiphyte with many branching, arising from the middle internode of the previous stem, cane-like, erect, terete stems enveloped basally by leaf sheath bases and carrying 2 to 4, aggregate towards the apex, unequal, somewhat coriaceous, oblong-elliptic, shortly acuminate, attenuate towards the base leaves that are articulate to the leaf sheaths blooming in the late winter and early spring as well as early summer on a terminal, without a spathe, on a mature stem, occuring only once, arcuate, peduncle 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, laterally compressed, ancipitous, naked, [4 to 13 cm] long overall, simultaneously 8 to 17 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate, navicular, erose margin floral bracts and carrying relatively large, resupinate, green to olive green flowers with purple veins on the lip and a green anther.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora De Venezuela Volumen XV Tercera Parte Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972; Orchids of Venezuela, an Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Fernandez 2003 photo good; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 891 Hagsater 2006 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;