Epidendrum vallisoletanum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2013 Group Pseudepidenrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Valladolid Epidendrum [A town in southern Ecuador where the TYPE Specimen was discovered]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador at elevations of 2100 to 3100 meters as a medium sized, cold growing caespitose epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete, erect, straight stems carrying 6, all along the apical half of the stem, alternate, articulate, narrowly elliptic, acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late winter through mid fall on a terminal, without a spathe, occuring only once, peduncle to 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, thin, laterrally compressed, provided in the middle with a single, conduplicate, linear-lanceolate, acumin ate bract that is similar to the bracts subtending the branches, paniculate, arching, lax, simultaneously 25 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green flowers withe the lip and the apical half of the column white, and the lip with purple [maroon] dots near the base.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1494 Hagsater & Santiago 2013 drawing fide;;