Epidendrum glabrilabium (Szlach. & Kolan.) J.M.H.Shaw 2016 GROUP Takulumena

Drawing by Szlach. & Kolan

Common Name The Smooth Lipped Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Cundinamarca Department of Colombia near la Represa del Sisga at elevations of 2700 to 2900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, erect, laterally compressed stems enveloped completely by imbricate leaf sheaths carrying 5, distributed all along the stem, distichous, imbricating, articulate, coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, canaliculate, shortly 3 dentate apically leaves that blooms in the winter on a lateral, near basal, creeping-pendent, lasting several years, .48" [1.2 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence completely covered by 3 to 4, 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 and carrying purple flowers.

Synonyms *Takulumena glabrilabia Szlach. & Kolan. 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wulfenia 21 75 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2014 as Takulumena glabrilabia drawing fide: