Epidendrum cancanae (P.Ortiz) Hágsater 2005 GROUP Bambusiforme TYPE Photo by Luis Guellermo Arango

Drawing Drawing by Hagsater & Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name or Meaning The Cancana Epidendrum [A stream that feed the Rio Porce in Antioquia Colombia]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Panama and Colombia near El Golfo del Darien at elevations around 600 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or terestrial with a simple, cane-like, terete, thin, erect, straight stem carrying 20 to 35, throughout the apical half, alternate, articulate, suberect, gradually smaller towards the apex, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, subcoriaceous leaves that blooms in the fall through early spring on a terminal and lateral, erect, terete, thin, short, .24 to .6" [.6 to 1.5 cm] long, lax, few flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3, small, rounded to subacute, imbricating, tubular bracts at the base and much shorter than the ovary, narrowly deltoid, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, white flowers with the sepals and column slightly tinged with greenish pink.

Synonyms Epidendrum gymnopodum Hágsater 2004; *Oerstedella cancanae P.Ortiz 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología Vol 22 #1 pg 5-6. Ortiz 2001 as Oerstedella cancanae drawing fide; *Lankesteriana 5(1): 73 Hagsater 2005; Icones Orchidacearum 7 plate 741 Hagsater 2004 as E gymnopodum drawing fdie; Icones Orchidacearum 9 plate 916 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 drawing fide; Orchids of the Darien Gap Kolanowska 2014 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide;