Epidendrum tingo-mariae Hágsater 1999 GROUP Nanum

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Tingo Maria Epidendrum [A town in Peru near where the type was collected]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Huanuco department of Peru without locational data as a miniature sized epiphyte with laterally compressed, new stems arise from the apex or the middle of the previous stem and carrying 3 to 9, all along the stem, articulate, ovate-lanceolate, acute, succulent leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, without a spathe, short, racemose, hanging, .6" [1.5 cm] long, simultaneously about 4 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acuminate, dorsally carinate, progressively smaller above floral bracts and carrying resupinate, pale green flowers.

"Epidendrum tingo-mariae belongs to the GROUP Nanum , and can be recognized by its 3-lobed lip, the slightly arched column with a prominent, erose clinandrium, the green f1owers, with the anther also green, and the short nectary that does not penetrate further than the perianth. Epidendrum millenae recorded from both Bolivia and Ecuador, also to be expected in Peru, has green flowers with a prominent purple anther, straight column with a short, entire clinandrium. Epidendrum nanosimplex Hágsater has a simple, entire lip, the vescicle of the ovary occupying about 1/3 of the ovary, and the entire clinandrium which slightly covers the anther. Epidendrum madsenii Hágsater & Dodson has a 3-lobed lip, a triangular, acute midlobe, a prominent dentate clinandrium, and the ornamentation of the anther consisting of a transverse, dentate process in front. Epidendrum macasense Hágsater & Dodson has shorter, narrower leaves, narrower petals, an unornamented anther, and an ovary which is not inflated and swollen into a vescicle at the base. In Epidendrum bonitense Hágsater & Dodson, the nectary does not reach the base of the ovary, the clinandrium is barely erose and the sepals are 4 to 5 veined, the midlobe of the lip is short-subquadrate and obtuse. Epidendrum nanum has larger f1owers, the sepals being .32 to .44" [8 to 11 mm] long, a long dentate clinandrium, and the midlobe of the lip triangular, acuminate. Epidendrum lueri Dodson & Hágsater, is similar but has a differently dentate clinandrium, shorter midlobe of the lip and a prominent front ornamentation of the anther." Hagsater etal 1999


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 388 Hagsater 1999 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 448 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 17(1) Plate 1711 Hagsater & Jimenez 2019 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 17(1) Plate 1732 Hagsater & Jimenez 2019 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 17(1) Plate 1755 Hagsater & Jimenez 2019 see recognition section;