Epidendrum vieirae Hágsater 1993 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Turialvae Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name Vieira's Epidendrum [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast and collector of the type current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Colombia at elevations around 1750 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with cane-like, erect, laterally compressed, ancipitous stems carrying about 7, all along the upper 2/3'ds of the stem, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, acute, grass-like, green above, purple beneath leaves thaat blooms in the winter on a terminal, pluri-racemose, on a mature stem, peduncle ancipitous towards the base, erect, partially enveloped by bracts, the lowest spathe-like, tubular, ancipitous, acute, the others progressively smaller, conduplicate, acute, 4.8" [10 cm] long, rachis .4" [1 cm] long, simultaneously 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, floral bracts and carrrying greenish-yellow flowers without fragrance data.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 196 Hagsater 1993 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;