Epidendrum tequendamae F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899 GROUP Alpicolum SUBGROUP Alpicolum

Drawing Photo by Carlos Uribe/Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Tequendama Epidendrum [A waterfall near Bogota near where the type was collected]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Cundinamarca department of Colombia on the western slopes of the Cordillera Oriental in the transition zone between humid forests and the very west, low, montane forests at elevations of 1700 to 2300 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, ancipitous, erect, striaght stems carrying 3 to 6, articualte, alternate, sub-coriaceous, unequal in length, basally smaller, linear-lanceoalte, acute, erect, sub-parellel to the stem, margin entire leaves that blooms in the mid fall through spring on a terminal, racemose, arched, peduncle 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, laterally compressed, erect, striaght, almost completely enveloped by the 1 to 2, tubular, conduplaite, acute, papiraceous spathes, apically provided with a linear-oblong, acuminate, clasping bract, to 6.4" [16 cm] long, sub-densely, simultaneously about 45 flowered inflorescence with prominent, about as long as the ovary, linear-triangular, acumiante, clasping floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 252 Schlechter 1920; Icones Orchidacearum 15[2] Plate 1597 Hagsater 2016 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide;