Epidendrum urraoense Hágsater 1999 GROUP Megagastrium SUBGROUP Megagastrium

TYPE Drawing Photo and TYPE Drawing by © R Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Urrao Epidendrum [A town in northwestern Antioquia Colombia near where the type was collected]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in northwestern Antioquia department of Colombia on the western slope of the Cordillera Occidental on the Pacific watershed at elevations around 2440 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping basally, arching to erect above, new stems arise from the 3rd or 4th internode of the previous stem, slightly flexuous, laterally compressed stems carrying 12 to 14, distichous, all along the stem, sub-coriaceous, articulate, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, through a tubular, conduplicate, acute spathe, on a mature stem, racemose, erect, peduncle 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, enveloped almost completely by the spathe, 3.2" [8 cm] long overall, simultaneously 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, pink, sparkly flowers with the column and lip white


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 394 Hagsater 1999 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;