Epidendrum yanachagaense Hágsater 2010 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Soratae Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Yanachanga Epidendrum [A national park in southern Peru]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in central Peru on the eastern slopes of the Andes in wet montane forests at elevations of 3390 to 3420 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with cane-like, branching, branches progressively shorter above, basally terete, laterally compressed above stems carrying 3 to 7 on the upper stems, sub-coriaceous, alternate, articulate, elliptic-ovate, obtuse, minutely apiculate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, without a spathe, racemose, occuring only once, peduncle laterally compressed, thin, .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, with 1 narrowly triangular, acuminate bract, successively some, 8 to 10 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular-lanceolate, acuminate, clasping floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green flowers without fragrance data


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1400 Hagsater 2010 drawing fide;