Epidendrum tandapioides Hágsater 2009 GROUP Tandapianum Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Tandapi-Like Epidendrum [refers to this species similarity to E tandapianum]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in northern Peru near the Ecuadorian border at elevations around 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, new stems arise from the lower internodes of the previous stem ,basally terete, laterally compressed above, thin, straight stems enveloped basally by tubular, non-foliaceous, scarious sheaths and carrying 7 to 9, all along the apical half of the stem, distichous, articulate, sub-erect, subcoriaceous, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, margin entire, spreading leaves that blooms in the mid fall on a terminal and lateral, sub-sessile, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular-ovate, acute, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, fleshy, greenish yellow flowers witha white throat and yellow polinia.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1297 Hagsater 2009 drawing fide;