Epidendrum rousseffiana Collantes & Hágsater 2013 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Renilabium

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo by C Soto/TYPE Drawing by Collantes and The AMO Herbaria Website

Fragrance Part Shade Cold Fall

Common Name Rouseff's Epidendrum [Brazilian President who visited Machu Picchu and has helped with Conservation efforts there current]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Cusco department of Peru near Machu Piccu in cloud forest at elevations around 2600 meters as a giant sized, cold growing epiphyte with cane-like terete, branching above stems carrying deciduous on the main stem, 5 on the branches, all along the apical half of the stem, distichous, articulate, elliptic to elliptic-obovate, obtuse with a small mucro, subcoriaceous, margin entire leaves that bloooms in the fall on a terminal, racemose to pluriracemose, the first short and few flowered, the newer longer and more flowered, peduncle and rachis more or less laterally compressed, peduncle .38" [9 mm] long, subtended by a falcate bract, rachis 5" [12.5 cm] long, overall, basally arching, nutant, congested, successively to 7, 22 to 23 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, falcate, acute, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, pale green, slightly vanilla scented flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1482 Hagsater & Dodson 2013 drawing/photo fide