Epidendrum jaramilloae Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Cernuum

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TYPE Drawing

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Part Shade Cold LATE Spring EARLYSummer

Common Name Jaramillo's Epidendrum [Ecuadorian Professor and Botanist current]

Flower Size .6” [1.5 cm]

Found in Pichincha and Morono-Santiago provinces of Ecuador in Andean cloud forests at elevations of 2900 to 3100 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte with erect, terete, branching subapically when mature stems carrying all along the stems, those on the branches smaller, narrowly lanceolate, rounded retuse, dorsally carinate, margin minutely erose leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, erect, racemose, arcuate, nodding, short, without a spathe, occuring only once, 1.2 to 2” [3 to 5 cm] long, simultaneously 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, light green flowers.

"E. jaramilloi is part of the GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Cernuum characterized by the monopodial habit, cane-like stems with subapical branches which are considerably shorter than the main stem, coriaceous to sub-coriaceous leaves, and fleshy flowers, the lip entire or 3-lobed. The species can be recognized by the compact, nodding inflorescence, the large lateral lobes about the same size as the midlobe, the midlobe somewhat cuneate, emarginate, with a wide muero, and the petals spatulate, rounded-obtuse. Epidendrum cernuum has the midlobe of the lip three times as large as the lateral lobes. Epidendrum chioneum Lindl., another similar species, has the midlobe twice as large as the lateral lobes." Hagsater etal 1993


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * cones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 149 Hagsater & Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1221 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1255 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1298 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1300 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 18(2) Plate 1900 Hagsater & Jimenez 2021 see recognition section