Epidendrum weerakitianum Hágsater, O.Pérez & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Pseudepidenrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum

TYPE Drawing Photo/TYPE Drawing by © Perez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name Weerakit's Epidendrum [Mr Weerakit Harnpariphan Thai Medical Doctor, and aficianado of Colombian flora current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southern Colombia on the Cordillera Occidental and in Antioquia and Quindio departments of Colombia at elevations of 1770 to 2050 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte with simple, cane-like, terete stems carrying 12, subcoriaceous, all along the apical half of the stem, alternate, articulate, erect spreading, elliptic, acute, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late summer through early winter ona terminal, without a spathe, panicualte, occuring only ocne, peduncle 2" [5 cm] long, straight, thin, with a single, lanceoalte, acuminate, ampolexicaul bract, rachis 3.6" [9 cm] long, lax, simultaneously 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with the tepals and the basal half of the column is green, the apical half of the column and the lip are white with 5 reddish purple lines on the ribs and the lobes of the lip are densely spotted with reddish-purple. The fragrance data was not recorded.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1495 Hagsater, Perez & Santiago 2013 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide