Epidendrum ypsilum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2006 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Soratae TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez & Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Tall Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in northern Peru on the Amazon slope of the Andes at elevations of 2900 to 3150 meters as a giant sized, cold growing terrestrial or epiphyte with terete, cane-like, principal elongate, profusely sub-apically branching, branches branching, branches short, erect, straight stems carrying numerous, about 27 on the principal stem, 3 to 10 on the branches, all along the upper half of the stem, alternate, articulate, directed upwards, coriaceous, oblong-lanceolate, rounded to acute apically, low dorsal keel, margin denticulate towards the apex leaves that blooms in the early winter on a terminal, without a spathe, racemose, occuring only once, sub-erect, peduncle .32 to .44" [8 to 11 mm] long, terete, thin, bractless, 1.2 to 1.8" [3 to 4.5 cm] long overall simultaneously 14 to 20 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, clasping floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, yeloow yellow flowers speckled with maroon without fragrance data.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 900 Hagsater & Santiago 2006 drawing fide;