Epidendrum tungurahuae (Szlach. & Mytnik) J.M.H.Shaw 2014 GROUP Takulumena

Photo by Kusibab courtesy of , Szlach. & Kolan

Common Name The Tungurahua Volcano Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Cauca Department of Colombia on the Central Cordillera in high montane forests at elevations around 3200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, erect, laterally compressed, occasionally basally branching stems enveloped completely by imbricate leaf sheaths carrying 5 to 6, distributed all along the stem, distichous, imbricating, articulate, very thick, coriaceous, stiff, linear-lanceolate, canaliculate, slightly falcate, conduplicate, almost flat, shortly apiculate apically leaves that blooms in the winter in Ecuador on 2 lateral, near basal, creeping-pendent, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, successively 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence with elliptic-obovate, shortly apiculate, scarious, semi-transparent, glabrous floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, salmon pink flowers.

Synonyms *Takulumena uribei Szlach. & Kolan. 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wulfenia 21: 73 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2014 as Takulumena uribei drawing fide: