Epidendrum tetartociclium Collantes & Hágsater 2013 GROUP Saxicola

TYPE Drawing Photo/TYPE Drawing by © Collantes and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Quadrant of a Circle Epidendrum [refers to the shape of the lateral sepals]

Flower Size 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found in Tayacaja Peru in cloud forests at elevations around 3000 to 3600 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with thickened, forming a thin, terete, fusiform pseudobulb, older ones rugose striated and dark green, newer ones smooth and brilliant enveloped by a persistent, tubular non-foliaceous bract and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly oblong-elliptic, acute to sub-acute, sometimes with a miniscule apicule, basally narrow, sessile, coriaceous, green, waxy leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, arising through a prominent, tubular, conduplicate, rounded apcially spathe enveloping the peduncle, erect to slightly arching, racemose, simultaneosuly 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, seminal fragrant flowers with the sepals pale to creamy green, transluscent to somewhat opaque, the petals and lip creamy green to citrine-yellow and the mid lobe pale green, transluscent to somewhat opaque flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1487 Collantes & Hagsater 2013 drawing fide;