Epidendrum golondrinense Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Elleanthoides SUBGROUP Pilcuense

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

Part ShadeCold Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Cerro Golondrinus Epidendrum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northern most Ecuador at elevations around 2600 to 2700 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, cane-like, thin, terete basally becoming ancipitous above, branching above stem carrying numerous, all along the apical 1/2, oblong-lanceolate, unequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect-ascending, paniculate, distichous, .8" [2 cm] long including the short, filiform peduncle, rachis zigzag, successively to 13 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, green flowers.

"Epidendrum golondrinense can be placed in the GROUP Elleanthoides SUBGROUP Pilcuense, characterized by the thin, monopodial stems, branching above when mature, sheaths rugose, inflorescence apical, erect, paniculate, lax-flowered, lacking any spathe, small flowers, and sub-entire to deeply 3-lobed, fleshy lip embracing the apex of the column, 1-callose, the disc of the lip and floor of the nectary opposite the stigmatic cavity pilose. the species petals are .18" [4.5 mm] long, linear and acute, the lip shallow 3-lobed, small and semiorbicular, the midlobe about 3 times larger and rounded, the disc pubescent; the leaves 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long. It is similar to E. grayi Hágsater & Dodson, which has larger leaves 1.6 to 2.52" [4 to 6.3 cm] long, wider .04" [1 mm], obtuse petals, and larger, wider lateral lobes of the lip which have a triangular, pointed midlobe. Epidendrum pilcuense Hágsater has even larger leaves 3.6 to 4.8" [9 to 12 cm] lon), and pilose latera llobes of the lip, the petals longer .2 x .032" [5 x 0.8 mm] and the column forming an acute angle with the ovary." Hagsater etal 2001


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 439 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 753 Hagsater and Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 789 Hagsater and Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1387 Hagsater & Santiago 2010 See recognition section;