Epidendrum misasii Hágsater 2005 GROUP Oerstedella SUBGROUP Wallisii Photo by © Guillermo Misas and The Epidendra Website

Drawing Original Drawing by © Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name Misas' Epidendrum [Colombian Orchid enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Colombia at elevations around 400 to 1150 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete, erect stems carrying about 23, all along the apical half of the stem, alternate, articulate, basal leaves deciduous, narrowly elliptic, acute, subcoriaceous, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a terminal or lateral, erect, peduncle .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, provided with a single, cucullate, acute bract, terete, thin, short, 1.2 to 2.8" [3 to 7 cm] long overall, racemose, lax, simultaneously 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, cucullate to widely triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with the sepals and petals olive green, the lip and column white, slightly tinged with lilac and a yellow callus.

Synonyms Oerstedella viridiflora Hágsater 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 16 No 2 1984 as Oerstedella viridiflora; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 as Oerstedella viridiflora photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 958 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 drawing fide

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