Epidendrum boyacaense (Szlach. & Kolan.) J.M.H.Shaw 2016 GROUP Takulumena

Drawing by Szlach. & Kolan


Common Name The Boyaca Epidendrum [refers to the location of the type specimen]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Boyaca Department of Colombia in cloud and elfin forests at elevations around 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, erect, laterally compressed stems enveloped completely by imbricate leaf sheaths carrying 6 to 16 distributed all along the stem, distichous, imbricating, articulate, coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, canaliculate, margin apex minutely dentate leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a lateral, near basal, creeping-pendent, 2 to 3 branched, 2" [5 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Takulumena boyacaensis Szlach. & Kolan. 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wulfenia 21 68 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2014 as Takulumena boyacaensis drawing fide: