Epidendrum totoroense J.S.Moreno, Hágsater, E.Santiago & Erazo 2016 GROUP Albertii SUBGROUP Allenii

TYPE Plate photo/TYPE Plate by © J S Moreno and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Totoro Epidendrum [A town in Cauca department of Colombia]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Cauca department of Colombia in primary cloud forests at elevations around 3250 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, erect, straight, carrying 2 to 4, sub-erect, alternate, articulate, coriaceous, conduplicate at the base, elliptic, acute, margin entire, slightly revolute leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, arising through a conduplicate, basal half tubular, upper half open, acute spathe totally enveloping the 2.4" [6 cm] long, ancipitous, peduncle with a single, sub-apical, lanceolate, acuminate, clasping bract, rachis [3" [7.5 cm] long, laterally compressed, successively 1 to 2, 7 flowered inflroescence with prominent, nearly as long as the ovary, gradually shorter above, , triangular-lanceoalte, acuminate, clasping floral bracts and carrying resupinate, fleshy, yellowish brown flowers with the apex of the column, the calli and the disc of the lip all tinged with purple.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 15[2] Plate 1598 Hagsater & Silverstone 2016 photo/drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo good;