Epidendrum lamprochilum Hágsater 1999 GROUP Arbusculum SUBGROUP Arbusculum

Photo by © R Escobar

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

Part Shade LATEWinter

Common Name The Shining Lip Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in Colombia without locality but most likely Antioquia as an epiphyte with simple, cane-like, new stem arising from the intermediate internode of the previous stem, erect stem carrying 2 to 3, narrowly elliptic, acute, subcoriaceous, towards the apex of the stem, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, on a mature stem, occuring only once, racemose, nutant, 1.8” [4.5 cm] long, rachis non-ornamented, simultaneously 4 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, triangular-acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers.

"Epidendrum lamprochilum belongs to the GROUP Arbusculum SUBGROUP Arbusculum characterized by the successive lateral growths arising from the middle of the previous stem and carrying a few leaves aggregate towards the apex that blooms on an arching, terminal inflorescence with membraneous, colorful flowers with a bicallose lip. The species can be recognized by the simultaneous flowers, a bilobed, fleshy, deeply cordate, shining, waxy-looking lip, with a deep apical notch and apiculate in the sinus. It is close to E. brenesii from Costa Rica, which has yellow to violaceous flowers, the lip velutinous, reniform and emarginate. Epidendrum amayense Hágsater has smaller, concolor, yellow-green flowers, sepals .36" [9 mm] long." Hagsater etal 1993


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombia Orchids Vol 5 page 769 photo as E sp #901 COS 1994 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 Errata; * Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 344 Hagsater 1999 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide