Epidendrum condorense Hágsater & Dodson 2004 GROUP Mancum SUBGROUP Mancum

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


Common Name The Cordillera de Condor Epidendrum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador at elevations of 1450 to 1650 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, straight, laterally compressed stem carrying 2, in the apical half of the stem, elliptic-lanceolate, obtuse, aristate leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, on a mature stem, to 6" [15 cm] long including the 2" [5 cm] long peduncle mostly enveloped by a single, ancipitose, oblong, acute spathe, rachis erect, simultaneously to 30 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers with the sepals brown and the petals and lip green.

"Epidendrum condorense belongs to the GROUP Mancum SUBGROUP Mancum characterized by the sympodial growth, narrow spathaceous bract with parallel sides, erect raceme with non-resupinate flowers and a generally reduced, fleshy lips. The species can be recognized by its laterally compressed stems, with two leaves, oblanceolate petals with an erose, undulate margin, tricalose lip with lateral lobes reduced, obliquely subquadrate, the apex bilobed, the interior lobe acute, the outer lobe irregular-rounded, midlobe subquadrate, and a subspherical anther. Similar to Epidendrum brachyglossum which has taller plants, 2 to 3 leaves, linear petals with an entire margin, bicallose lip, suborbicular, entire lateral lobes, reduced, a rectangular midlobe and a reniform anther." Hagsater etal 2004


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 plate 728 Hagsater & Dodson 2004 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 760 Hagsater and Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 17(1) Plate 1710 Hagsater & Jimenez 2019 see recognition section