Epidendrum farallonense Hágsater 1999 GROUP Batesii

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TYPE Drawing

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

Partial shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Farallones Epidendrum [Sierra in the western cordillera in between Antioquia, Valle de Cauca and Choco departments of Colombia]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in western central Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 1900 to 2050 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with branching from near the apex, terete, flexuous stems carrying 4 to 9, all along the stem, progressively larger above, subcoriaceous, articulate, lanceolate-elliptic, obtuse, minutely erose-denticulate margined leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, sessile, racemose, successively 2 to 3 at once, 3 to 9 flowered inflorescence.

"Epidendrum farallonense belongs to the GROUP Batesii characterized by the monopodial main stem with a subapical branching habit, acute leaves, successive, essentially non-resupinate flowers, opening one at a time, deep nectary, entire to 3-lobed lip with the lateral lobes more or less fimbriate to erose. The species can be distinguished by the green flowers, the 3-lobed lip, the lobes subequal in size, with the midlobe subrectangular and emarginate. Epidendrum laceratum also has a 3-lobed lip but the midlobe is triangular, acute. Epidendrum batesii Dodson has a 3-lobed lip with the midlobe much reduced, cuneate, 1-veined petals, the dorsal sepal being 68" [17 mm] long. Epidendrum silverstonei Hágsater has a deeply cordiform, orbicular, lacerate-dentate lip, 3-veined petals and 5" [12.5 mm] long sepals." Hagsater etal 1999


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 332 Hagsater 1999 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 383 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 719 Hagsater and Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 771 Hagsater and Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 9 Plate 912 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1134 Hagsater 2008 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 15 [2] Plate 1573 Hagsater & Sanchez 2016 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 good; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide