Epidendrum jarae D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 GROUP Mancum SUBGROUP Mancum

TYPE Drawing by Bennett & Christenson

Part Shade Warm Summer

Common Name Jara's Epidendrum [Peruvian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Huanuco department of Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, cane-like, terete, leafy towards the apex stems carrying 3 to 4, narrowly linear-elliptic, unequal in size, basal one smallest, others similar, basally clasping, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, slender, 3 [7.5 cm] long or more on mature plants, longer than the leaves, to 15 flowered inflorescence carrying campanulate flowers with dull golden yellow tepals, a paler yellow lip and a white to greenish white column.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 639 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014