Epidendrum filipetalum Hagsater, E Santiago and J M Velez 2021 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Cuniculatum

TYPE Drawing by R Jimenez M. Icones Orchidacearum 18(2) Plate 1870 Hagsater & Jimenez 2021


Common Name The Thread-Like Petal Epidendrum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 1777 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with branching above, the branches short, produced above the middle of the primary stem with the basal half enveloped by non-foliar, tubular sheaths and carrying 12 on the primary stem,3 to 7 on the branches, alternate, articulate to the tubular, striated leaf sheaths, linear-lanceolate, apex truncate, unequally bilobed, margin entire, spreading leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, erect, without a spathe, peduncle .12" [0.3 cm] long, terete, thin, rachis .28" [0.7 cm] long, .4" [1 cm] long overall, densely 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangular, acuminate, embracing floral bracts and carrying membraneosu flowers without fragrance data.

"Epidendrum filipetalum belongs to the GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Cuniculatum characterized by the monopodial, branching habit, adpressed leaf-sheaths, the linear-lanceolate leaves, and the 3-lobed lip. The species is recognized by the linearlanceolate leaves with the apex truncate, the inflorescences dense and short, ca. .4" [1 cm] long, the brown flowers, the sepals .32 to .36" [8 to 9 mm] long, petals filiform, and the lip .2 x .32" [5 x 8 mm], the lateral lobes transversely elliptic, oblique, mid-lobe oblong-cuneate, apex rounded. Epidendrum tenuicaule F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. has acute leaves, the inflorescence long, 1 to 1.48" [2.5 to 3.7 cm] long, the flowers greenish yellow, the sepals .272 to .288" [6.8 to 7.2 mm] long, the petals linear oblanceolate, and the lip .152 x .2" {3.8 x 5 mm], lateral lobes dolabriform and the mid-lobe rectangular with apex truncate. Epidendrum physopus Kraenzl. has acute leaves, the flowers green to greenish yellow somewhat tinged red, the sepals.24 to .32" [6 to 8 mm] long, and the lateral lobes of the mid-lobe obliquely semi-ovate, but as long as the mid-lobe which is narrowly triangular." Hagsater etal 2021


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 18(2) Plate 1870 Hagsater & Jimenez 2021 drawing fide