Epidendrum tropinectarium Hágsater & E.Santiago 2004 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea Drawing by © Loez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Keeled Nectary Epidendrum [refers to the peculiar keels within the nectary]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia on the western slope of the Cordillera central at elevations around 2200 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with branching, successively arising newly from the upper internodes of the previous stems, cane-like, terete, thin stem carrying 3 to 5, all along the upper half of the stem, sub-coriaceous, alternate, unequal, the lower ones smaller, linear-lanceolate, minutely apiculate, unequally bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms in the mid fall on terminal, racemose, somewhat arching, occuring only once, peduncle very short, terete, thin, bractless, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, rachis laxlysuccessively 1 to 2, few flowered inflorscence with shorter tha the ovary, narrowly triangular, acute, clasping floral bracts and carrying clear pink, flowers with a clear greenish white column and without fragrance data.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 797 Hagsater & Santiago 2004 drawing fide; Orquideologia 24: 3 Ortiz & Hagsater 2005; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;