Epidendrum zongoincomptum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2015 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Rio Zongo Incomptum Group Epidendrum [A River in Peru where the type was collected]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in western Bolivia on the eastern slope of the Andes at elevations around 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with simple, terete, thin, erect, straight stems carrying 5 to 6, all along the apical half of the stem, alternate, articulate, oblong-elliptic, acute, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, without a spathe, occuring only once, racemose, arching-nutant, peduncle .48" [1.2 cm] long, terete, thin, straight, basal with a triangular-lanceolate, long-acuminate bract, simultaneously 22 flowered inflorescence with prominent, shorter than the ovary, smaller towards the apex, narrowly triangular, acuminate, amplexucal floral bracts and carrying resupinate, pale greenish yellow flowers without fragrance data.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15[1] Plate 1568 Hagsater & Santiago 1993 drawing fide;