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

TYPE Drawing by Szlach. & Kolan

Common Name Hernando's Epidendrum [Garcia-Barriga Ethnobotanist and Orchid Collector 1913-2005]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Cundinamarca Department of Colombia on the eastern Cordillera near la Represa del Sisga at elevations around 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, erect, laterally compressed stems enveloped completely by imbricate leaf sheaths carrying 10, distributed all along the stem, distichous, imbricating, articulate, coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, canaliculate, rounded apically leaves that blooms in the fall on a lateral, near basal, creeping-pendent, lasting several years, 3.2" [8 cm] long, branching, 7 to 8 flowered inflorescence with long-acuminate, verrucose apex floral bracts and carrying purple flowers with a shiny lip.

Synonyms *Takulumena hernandoi Szlach. & Kolan. 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wulfenia 21: 77 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2014 as Takulumena hernandoi drawing fide: