Epidendrum kuelapense (Szlach. & Mytnik) J.M.H.Shaw 2014 GROUP Takulumena

TYPE Drawing by Szlach. & Kolan

Common Name The Kuelap Epidendrum [An Incan fortress in Amazonas Peru where the type was found]

Flower Size

Found in Amazonas province of Peru in secondary high forests at elevations around 2600 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, erect, laterally compressed stems enveloped completely by imbricate leaf sheaths carrying 8, distributed all along the stem, distichous, imbricating, articulate, coriaceous, stiff, thin, linear-lanceolate, canaliculate, falcate, shortly apiculate apically leaves that blooms in the winter on a lateral, near basal, creeping-pendent, .8" [2 cm] long, 2 flowered inflorescence with elliptic-obovate, shortly apiculate, scarious, semi-transparent, glabrous floral bracts and carrying small, non-resupinate, salmon pink flowers.

Synonyms *Takulumena kuelapense Szlach. & Mytnik 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Willdenowia 41 Szlach. & Mytnik 2011 Drawing fide; Wulfenia 21 70 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2014 as Takulumena kuelapense drawing fide: