Epidendrum cancanae (P.Ortiz) Hágsater 2005 GROUP Aggregatum SUBGROUP Bambusiforme Drawing by © Pedro Ortiz and The Epidendra Website


Common Name or Meaning The Cancana Epidendrum [A Canyon in northern 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.

Synonyms *Oerstedella cancanae P.Ortiz 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideología 22(1): 5-6. Ortiz 2001 as Oerstedella cancanae drawing fide; *Lankesteriana 5(1): 73 Hagsater 2005 ; Icones Orchidacearum 9 plate 916 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 drawing fide;