Epidendrum apatotylosum Hágsater 2007 GROUP Secundum SUBGROUP Secundum

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez, Hágsater & E.Santiago and The AMO Herbario Website

Part sun Warm Spring and LATERSummer

Common Name The Fake Calli Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica along river basins at elevations around 800 meters as a giant sized, warm growing, ant bearing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete, thin, straight stems carrying numerous, all along the apical half of the stem, alternate, coriaceous, oblong-elliptic, rounded apically, somewhat bilobed, margin spreading, apically undulate leaves that blooms in the spring and late summer on a terminal, pluri-racemose, elongating, 16.8 to 20" [42 to 50 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying 40 to 85 per raceme, non-resupinate, purple red flowers.

" Epidendrum apatotylosum belongs to the GROUP Secundum SUBGROUP Secundum, characterized by the caespitose habit, numerous oblong, coriaceous leaves, usually elongate peduncle of the inflorescence wlth a raceme of nonresupinate flowers, bicallose lip and granular caudicles of the pollinia. The species is recognized by the wide, elliptic-oblong leaves, the non-resupinate, purple-red flowers with the bilobed yellow callus and the prominent appendages of the ivory white turning red column when the flowers fade, the petals obovate, acute, wider than the sepals, and the lip 3-lobed, the midlobe separated from the lateral lobes by deep, narrow slits. It has been confused with E baumannianum Schltr. (syn. E. hawkesii A.H.Heller which has resupinate, vermillion, orange-red colored flowers, the column and base of the lip often yellow, especially in Colombia, and a blunt column, without the calli-like appendages, the two calli of the lip large, semioblong, falcate." Hagsater etal 2007


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 909 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 11 plate 1101 Hagsater & Soto 2008 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1125 Hagsater 2008 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1130 Hagsater 2008 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 17(1) Plate 1790 Hagsater & Jimenez 2019 see recognition section;