Epidendrum dasyanthum Hágsater 2008 GROUP Takulumena

Side View of Flower in situ Jardin Antioquia 7/2017

Photos by © Jay Pfahl

Another Flower

Plant and Flowers

Photos by © Edwar H Guarin G.

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

Common Name The Shaggy Epidendrum [refers to the thickly pilose segments of the flower]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in cloud and elfin forests at elevations of 2300 to 2900 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, dark green, linear, obtuse, minutely apiculate, rugose, conduplicate and arching, margin entire, papillose leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a lateral, near basal, creeping-pendent, lasting several years, 3" [7.5 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence completely covered by successively segmented bracts, branching, each segment of various internodes, each node with an ovate bract, sometimes tubular at the base, acute to short, acuminate, striated, scarious, the new segment produced from the upper part of the last internode.

"Epidendrum dasyanthum belongs to the GROUP Takulumena which is recognized by the small, Vanda-like plants, with simple, imbricating, distichous leaves, and a lateral complicated inflorescence, producing new, single-flowered segments over several years. The species is recognlzed by the salmon-pink to rcddish flowers, the floral segments strongly pillose ventrally, sepals .36 to .52" [9 to 13 mm] long. Epidendrum sophronitoides F.C. Lehm. & Kranzl. has greenish brown to yellowish green flowers, the glabrous segments acuminate. Epidendrum rhodovandoides Hágsater has smaller plants, cardinal-red to reddish magenta flowers, sepals .16 to .22" [4 to 5.5 mm] long, the floral segments ventrally glabrous, or rarely, with scarce, short trichomes on the ventral surface. Epidendrum psilosepalum Hágsater & E. Santiago has somcwhat shorter plants, reddish yellow-green flowers, the sepals glabrous, petals and lip strongly pillose, with medium-sized flowers, the sepals .28 to .32" [7 to 8 mm] long." Hagsater etal 2008

Synonyms Takulumena vazquezii Szlach., Mytnik, Romowicz & Marg. 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1116 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1167 Hagsater 2008 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1172 Hagsater 2008 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1180 Hagsater 2008 see recognition section; Wulfenia 21 63–81 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2014 Takulumena vasquezii drawing fide: Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;