Epidendrum yanesharum Acuña-Tarazona, Chocce-Peña et Hágsater 2013 GROUP Elleanthoides SUBGROUP Rhombochilum Photo by © Miguel Chocce Peña

Common Name The Yanesha Epidendrum [An indigenous people of the central rainforest of Peru]

Flower Size to .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Pasco Peru at elevations around 3170 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with terete, canelike, erect, straight, branching from the sub-apical internodes of the stems that are enveloped basally by tubular, non-foliaceous, scarious sheaths and carrying up to 15, all along the apical half of the stem, alternate, articulate, coriaceous, lanceolate, low dorsal keel, unequally bilobed, margin crenate leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, pluri-racemose, a new raceme arising while the original is still in bloom, arching, sub-sessile, .56" [1.4 cm] long, successively 4 flowered, 2 open at any one time inflorescence subtended by a basal, triangular-ovate, acute, amplexicaul, short bract with nearly as long as the ovary, prominent triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying non-fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1497 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 drawing fide;