Epidendrum pachycoleum Hágsater, O.Pérez & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Kalopternix SUBGROUP Serpens

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo/TYPE Drawing by © O Perez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Thick Clinandrium Hood Epidendrum

Flower Size .6” [1.5 cm]

Found on the Cordillera Central in Valle de Cauca Department of Colombia in cloud forests on small isolated shrubs at elevations around 3300 to 3600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold, rhizomatosus growing epiphyte with aggregate, thickened, forming globose, homoblastic pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, apical, not articulate, coriaceous, dark green tinged with violet towards the nargins and underside, juvenile leaves burgundy red, elliptic, acute, margin hyaline, spreading erose leaves that blooms in the early winter on a terminal, without a spathe, sessile, rachis very short, thicck, successively 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with very small, triangular, obtuse floral bracts and carrying resupinate, reddish violet flowers with the column and disc of the lip yellowish red.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1466 Hagsater, Perez & Santiago 2015 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;