Epidendrum zipaquiranum Schltr.1920 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Cernuum Photo by Rudy Bachmann from Slo Orchids.

Another Flower Photo by Rafael Robles and Laura Sarmiento and the Orquideas Colombianas Website

fragrance Part sun cold Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Zipaquira' Epidendrum [A town in Cundinamarca Colombia]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Cundinamarca Colombia at elevations around 2600 to 3000 meters as a large to giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with a with simple to more usually branching sub-apically, cane-like terete, erect stems entirely enveloped by close, tubular leaf sheaths and carrying numerous on the main stem, 9 to 20 on the secondary branches, articulate, distichous, all along the stem, coriaceous, sub-erect, unequal in size [ main stem larger] leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a terminal, shortly pedunculate, 3" [7.5 cm] long, deflexed, densely successively 8 to 12, 20 to 35 flowered inflorescence with prominent, lanceolate, acute, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying fragrant, fleshy, greenish yellow to yellowish cream flowers.

Often cited as a synonym of E chioneum but it differs in always having snow white, non-fragrant flowers

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 154 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 253 Schlechter 1920; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:78 Schlechter 1924; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Figuren-Atlas 57: 210 Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1221 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1257 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1275 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1300 Hagsater 2009 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide;

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