Epidendrum lumbaquiense Hágsater & Dodson 1999 GROUP Compressiblbum

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Lumbaqui Epidendrum [Town in Ecuador near the type locality]

Flower Size .5” [1.25 cm]

Found in Napo province of Ecuador at elevations around 800 meters as a miniature to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a simple, forming a creeping rhizome, then thickened into a laterally flattened, sulcate, pseudobulb carrying 1 to 2, apical, coriaceous, articulate, narrowly elliptic, obtuse, margin entire, coriaceous, smooth leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, arising through a small ancipitous spathe, occuring only once, on a mature pseudobulb, peduncle laterally compressed basally, naked, 3.6 to 12” [9 to 30 cm] long overall, paniculate, erect, simultaneously 3 to 50 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, honey scented, green flowers with a pink to purple tinge near the apex of all segments. .

"Epidendrum lumbaquiense is easily recognized by the laterally flattened pseudobulbs on a creeping rhizome, 1 to 2 leaved at the apex, the single, very small spathe at the base of the large paniculate inflorescence with small, green, sweet-smelling flowers with a widely ovate lip, and a single, dish-like callus, the nectary swollen into a large veside at the lateral sepals. The species is very similar to Epidendrum compressibulbum which can be recognized by its 3-dentate callus, each prolonged into a short keel on the disc of the lip, the arched column and the thin ovary which is barely thickened behind the lateral sepals." Hagsater etal 1999


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 349 Hagsater & Dodson 1999 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 18(1) plate 1807 2020 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 18(1) plate 1812 2020 See recognition section