Epidendrum youngii Hágsater & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Cristatum SUBGROUP Cnemidophorum TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name Young's Epidendrum [American biologist and collector of the type current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in northern Peru on the Cordillera Oriental in tall forests at elevations of 2350 to 2500 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with thick, cane-like, simple, erect, straight stems carrying numerous, all along the stem, distichous, articulate, sub-erect, coriaceous, lanceolate, long and somewhat narrow, acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the early winter on a terminal, without a spathe, racemose, pluri-racemose, erect, peduncle to 13.2" [33 cm] long, totally enveloped by about 13, prominent, imbricating, ancipitous, conduplicate, long acuminate bracts, rachis 6.8" [17 cm] long, laterally compressed, lax, simultaneously about 40 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul, progressively shorter floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers without color or fragrance data.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1498 Hagsater & Santiago 2013 drawing fide;