Epidendrum yumboense Hágsater, O.Pérez & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Yumbo Epidendrum [A town in Cauca department of Colombia where the type was collected]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southern Colombia on the western Cordillera on the Pacific slope of the Andes in cloud forests at elevations of 2000 to 2300 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with terete, cane-like, thin, erect, straight, new stems branching from the sub-apical node of the previous stems carrying 6 to 7, all along the upper half of the stem, alternate, articulate, coriaceous, green with the margin tinged purple, oblong-lanceolate, truncate, bilobed, minutely aristate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the summer through fall on a terminal, without a spathe, racemose, arching-nutant, peduncle .28" [7 mm] long, rachis very short, densely simultaneously 9 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying small, resupinate, fleshy, glabrous, pustulate at the upper ends of the perianth elements, pale pink to yellow flowers with the disc orange-yellow and without fragrance data


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1499 Hagsater, Perez & Santiago 2013 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 as E aff yumboense photogood;