Epidendrum urubambae Hágsater 2001 GROUP Excisum SUBGROUP Excisum

TYPE Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Urubamba River Epidendrum [A river in Cusco Peru]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Cusco department of Peru in the Rio Urubamba Valley at elevations of 1800 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, erect stems carrying more than 10, all along the stem, sub-coriaceous, narrowly lanceolate, acute, margin entire leaves that blooms on a terminal, arising through a prominent, conduplicate, acute, basally tubular, open above spathe, on a mature stem, occuring only once, peduncle shorter than the spathe, rachis terete, naked, paniculate, 1 to 2 branches near the base, erect, to 6" [15 cm] long overall, simultaneously about 50 flowered inflorescence with very short, filiform floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers without color or fragrance data.

"Epidendrum urubambae belongs to the GROUP Excisum SUBGROUP Excisum recognized by the simple stems, prominent spathe. The species is closely related to E. utcuyacuense, but E urubambense differs in the acute spathes, and is distinguished by the paniculate inflorescence and somewhat larger flowers. the sepals being .48 to .6" [12 to 15 mm] long, thin, short ovary. E. utcuyacuense Epidendrum baezense Hágsater & Dodson is similar overall but the lip is not deeply 3-lobed, and the tepals are proportionately wider and obtuse. Epidendrum excisum Lindl. is strap-leaved, the leaves being oblong and coriaceous, the apex bilobed and the spathes rounded." Hagsater etal 2001


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 496 Hagsater 2001 drawing fide;