Epidendrum torraense Hágsater & Silverst. 2001 GROUP Elleanthoides SUBGROUP Rhombochilum Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Cerro de Torra Epidendrum [an isolated mountain in el Choco department of Colombia]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Choco department of Colombia in primary cloud forests at elevations around 2500 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with terete, branching in maturity, new stems arise from near the apex of the stem, branches shorter than the main stem carrying all along the stem, sub-coriaceous, , narrowly oblong to lanceolate, unequally bilobed, margin unevenly erose-denticulate, dark green above, clear green beneath leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, without a spathe, arising on the main stem and the branches, racemose, occuring only once, peduncle short, terete, apparently successively singel, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with triangular, shorter than the ovary, dorsally verrucose, obtuse floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers with violet to white tinged red-violet, petals white and the lip is spotted with red violet.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 491 Hagsater & Silverstone 2001 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;