Epidendrum trachydipterum Hágsater, Nauray & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea Drawing by © Nauray and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Two Rough Epidendrum [refers to the wings of the column and the dorsally muricate sepals which separate this species from E trachysepalum]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southern Peru on the Cordillera Oriental near Machu-Picchu in cloud forests at elevations around 3100 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with cane-like, terete, thin, slightly arching stems carrying about 10, most likely all along the stem, distichous, articulate, sub-coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, obtuse, margine entire leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, without a spathe, occuring only once, arching, peduncle to .32" [8 mm] long, 1" [2.5 cm] long overall, lax, simultaneously 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence with prominent, less than half the length of the ovary, narrowly triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, greenish brown flowers without fragrance data.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 657 Bennett & Christenson 2001 as E trachysepalum not drawing fide; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1490 Hágsater, Nauray & E.Santiago 2013 drawing fide;