Epidendrum camposii Hágsater 1993 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Arbuscula

Photo by © Ubaldo Edgar

TYPE Drawing

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


Common Name Campos' Epidendrum [Mexican Orchid Enthusiast and collector of species current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Oaxaca state of Mexico at elevations of 1990 to 2200 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, cane-like, terete stems producing a new stem from a middle internode of the previous stem carrying 4 to 5, in the apical 1/3 of the stem, subcoriaceous, elliptic, acute to bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms in the later winter to earlier spring on a terminal, racemose [rarely paniculate], occuring only once, short, terete, arcuate, 2.8 to 6.4" [7 to 16 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence arising on a mature stem, with much shorter than the ovary, narrowly-lanceolate to triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying 20 to 45, simultaneously opening, resupinate, diurnally, sweetly fragrant flowers.

"Epidendrum camposii is part of GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Arbuscula characterized by the successive lateral growths arising from the middle of the previous stem and carrying a few leaves aggregate towards the apex that blooms on an arching, terminal inflorescence with membraneous, colorful flowers with a bicallose lip. The very pale pink and white flowers with two white calli on the lip, which are continuous with two lateral low keels, characterize E. camposii. Epidendrum magnificum Schltr. has deep pink to deep purple flower and is found only in Guerrero state of Mexico. Epidendrum greenwoodii Hágsater grows sympatrically with E. camposii, but the flowers are orange yellow and the lip is differently shaped. Epidendrum nicaraguense Scheeren ex Hágsater, on the other hand, has light pink flowers with bright, deep yellow, subglobose calli." Hagsater etal 1993


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaum 2 Plate 118 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 162 Hagsater & Dodson 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 575 Hagsater 2002 see recognition section; Algunas Orquideas de Oaxaca Suarez 2004 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1129 Hagsater 2008 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1301 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018