Epidendrum valenzuelae Hágsater & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Amplexicaule TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name Valenzuela's Epidendrum [Peruvian Plant Collector current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in southern Peru on the Amazon slope of the Cordillera Oriental in wet tropical forests at elevations around 700 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with simple, cane-like, terete, thin, erect stems carrying 7, all along the stems, unequal in size, apically smaller, elliptic, short acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late fall on a terminal, without a spathe, occuring only once, peduncel very short, .28" [7 mm] long, rachis slightly flexuous, 4" [10 cm] long, overall, paniculate, shortly branched, about 1" [2.5 cm] long, each subtended by a lanceolate, amplexicaul bract, lax, successively few, 30 flowered inflorescence with prominent, shorter than the ovary, gradually shorter above, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, creamy green flowers without fragrance data.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; **Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1493 Hagsater & Santiago 2009 drawing fide;