Epidendrum campii Hágsater & Dodson 2004GROUP Alpicolum SUBGROUP Pergracile

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


Common Name Camp's Epidendrum [American Orchid collector mid 1900's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 2700 to 3000 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with cane-like, simple, ancipitous, arising from the middle internode of the previous stem carrying 4 to 6, all along the stem, narrowly elliptic, acute, apiculate, erose margin apically leaves that blooms in the late summer on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, arcuate, 3.2 to 6.8" [8 to 17 cm] long including the 2.4 to 4.2" [6 to 10.5 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously to 13 flowered inflorescence arising through 2 to 3, tubular, ancipitous, acute spathes, and with triangular, acuminate, as long as the ovary floral bract and carrying resupinate, greenish yellow flowers that are tinged deep purplish.

"Epidendrum campii belongs to the GROUP Alpicolum SUBGROUP Pergracile , which is characterized by the subcaespitose habit, long spathaceous bract wlth parallel sides, lax-flowered, racemose inflorescence, membranaceous flowers, 3-lobed lip which is not fleshy-thickened. The species is recognized by the hemi-elliptic midlobe of the lip, about as wide as it is long, and the petals are 1-veined, about 1/3 the width of the dorsal sepa!. Epidendrum rhodoides has a subquadrate midlobe of the lip, the 5-veined petals are as wide as the dorsal sepal. Epidendrum vidal-senegei Hágsater & Dodson, has larger flowers, the sepals .52 to .64" [13 to 16 mm] long, and the single veined petals are linear, less than half as wide as the sepals, the leaves somewhat wider, .28 to .36" [0.7 to 0.9 cm], and the midlobe of the lip rectangular, 3 to 4 times longer than wide." Hagsater etal 2004


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 480 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 716 Hagsater & Dodson 2004 drawing fide