Epidendrum vigosi Hágsater & E.Santiago 2015 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Turialvae

TYPE Drawing photo by Jimenez/TYPE Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The ViGoSi Epidendrum [Colombian Orchid Enthusiasts Acronym of the first 2 letters of the type collectors Vieira, Gonzalez and Siegert current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Antioquia Department of Colombia on the Central Cordillera in foothills and wet interior valleys at elevations around 50 to 1100 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, erect, basally terete, laterally compressed above, thin, straight stems carrying about 7 to 12, erect-spreading, alternate, articulate, dorsally dark green, ventrally tinged purple, unequal in size, basally smaller, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, without a spathe, pluri-racemose, peduncle 4.4 to 10.8" [11 to 27 cm] long, laterally compressed, erect, straight, provided with 5 to 9, unequal in size, progressively smaller, tubular, ancipitous, acute, basally partly imbricate bracts, rachis .4" [1 cm] long, terete, thin, simultaneously 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying non-fragrant, apple green flowers with a solid dark purple blotch, and sometimes the apex of the column is tinged purple and all aggregate towards the apex.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15[1] Plate 1567 Hagsater & Santiago 2015 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;