Epidendrum campyloglossum P.Ortiz & Hágsater 1999 GROUP Nocturnum

Photo by © Padre Pedro Ortiz

TYPE Drawing

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


Common Name The Curved Lip Epidendrum [refers to the curved apex of the lip]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in western Colombia in the Pacific coastal plain at elevations around 50 meters as a to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with an erect, simple, cane-like, ancipitose, dilated towards the apex, purple stem carrying 7 along the apical half of the stem, subcoriaceous, elliptic, acute, green above purple beneath leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, occuring only once, pluri-racemose, erect, successively single flowered inflorescence blooming anew over several years with much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"Epidendrum campyloglossum, a member of the GROUP Nocturnum , characterized by the simple stems carrying large star-shaped flowers usually with a 3-lobed lip. The species is recognized by the obovate, rounded to truncate lateral lobes of the lip, the acicular, recurved midlobe, the 2" [5 cm] long, terete ovary, and the 4 to 4.6" x .8 to .92" [10 to 11.5 x 2 to 2.3 cm] long, acute leaves. It is closely related to E. buenaventurae Kraenzl., which has the lateral lobes of the lip elongate, semiovate, acute, and narrower leaves, 2.8 to 6" x .4 to .48" [7 to 15 x 1 to 1.2 cm]. Epidendrum rocalderianum P. Ortiz & Hágsater, also found along the Pacific coast of Colombia, has very reduced, short, round, lateral lobes of the lip and a prominently inflated nectary on the underside of the apical ha[f of the ovary." Hagsater etal 1999


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaum 3 Plate 319 Hagsater & Salazar 1999 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 #904 as E buenaventurae photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1107 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1357 Hagsater & Dodson 2010 See Recognition section; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 17(2) Plate 1762 Hagsater & Jimenez 2020 see recognition section; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide