Epidendrum trachypentatropis Hágsater & E.Santiago 2010 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Shaggy 5 Keeled Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Cusco Peru on the Cordillera Oriental at elevations around 4137 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with much branched, arising from the apical nodes of the previous stem, main stem much longer than the branches, cane-like, terete, thin, straight stem carrying 2 to 6, all along the upper half of the stem, distichous, articulate, sub-coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, sub-obtuse, minutely apiculate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the mid summer on a terminal, racemose, occuring only once, arcuate-nutant, peduncle to .24" [6 mm] long, sub-dense, .4 to .52" [1 to 1.3 cm] long overall, simultaneosuly 10 to 14 flowered inflorescence with prominent, more than half as long as the ovary, triangular, acuminate, clasping floral bracts and carrying resupinate, reddish flowers without fragrance data.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1394 Hágsater & E.Santiago 2010 drawing fide;