Epidendrum tandapianum Dodson & Hágsater 1989 GROUP Tandapianum Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

LATE through MID

Common Name The Tandapi Epidendrum [A town near where the type was collected]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 1800 to 2900 meters as a medium to sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial on steep embankments with simple, new stem arising from the lower internodes of the previous stems, cane-like, terete, basally, laterally compressed towards the apex, thin, straight stems basally enveloped by tubular, non-foliar, scarious sheaths and carrying 9 to 10, all along the apical 1/2 of the stem, distichous, articulate, sub-erect, sub-coriaceousm linear-lanceolate, acute, minutely apiculate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter, spring, summer and fall on a terminal and lateral, peduncle ancipitous, nearly totally enveloped by 2 tubular, ancipitous, acuminate, scarious bracts, the terminal raceme is elongate, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, ovate, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carring non-resupinate, fleshy, green, without fragrance flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 490 Dodson & Hagsater Drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1296 Hagsater 2009 drawing fide;