Epidendrum utcuyacuense Hágsater 1993 GROUP Excisum SUBGROUP Excisum TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Utcuyacu Epidendrum [A town in central Peru]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Junin Peru in montane rainforests near rivers at elevations around 2000 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete, erect stems carrying 6 to 24, all along the upper 2/3's of the stem, sub-coriaceous, narrowly lanceolate, acute, margin entire leaves that blooms in the early summer on a terminal, arising through a conduplicate, basally tubular open above, acute spathe, on a mature stem, occuring only once, arching, rachis terete, arching, naked, racemose, erect, to 4" [10 cm] long overall, simultaneously about 12 flowered inflorescence with obsolete, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate tan colored flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 194 Hagsater 1993 drawing fide;