Epidendrum timbiquiense Hágsater & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Albertii SUBGROUP Allenii TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Timbiqui River Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in southwestern Colombia in the Pacific lowlands in Cauca and Valle de Cauca states in transitional between tropical wet and pluvial forests at elevations around 50 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, basally terete, laterally compressed and ancipitous above erect, straight stems carrrying 5, all along the apical half of the stem, alternate, articulate, sub-erect, unequal in size, basal ones smaller, narrowly elliptic, acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter but could bloom at any time of the year on a terminal, pluri-racemose, arising through a ovate, rounded apically, conduplicate spathe, peduncel 4 to 11.6" [10 to 29 cm] long, erect, straight, ancipitous, two-winged, wings progressively narrower towards the apex, rachis .8 to 2" [2 to 5 cm] long, terete, slightly zig-zag, nearly totally enveloped by the floral bracts, 6 to 13.6" [15 to 34 cm] long, overall, successively single, many flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, ovate, rounded, conduplicate, partly imbricating, slightly oblique, persistent on the rachis even after flowering floral bracts and carrying resupinate, white flowers with no fragrance data.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1489 Hagsater & Dodson 2013 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater, Ayala and Saldana 2014 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017; photo fide