Epidendrum pampatamboense Dodson & R.Vásquez 1989 GROUP Piperinum

TYPE Drawing by © Vasquez and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbarium Website


Common Name The Pampa Tambo Epidendrum [A locality in the department of Cochabamba, Bolivia where the type species was collected]

Flower Size .2” [5 mm]

Found in the department of Cochabamba Bolivia in montane cloud forests at elevations around 2200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing, pendent epiphyte with many branched, terete, nodose stems partially enveloped by evanescent sheaths, upper sheaths foliaceous carrying distichous, narrowly elliptic-ovate, coriaceous, carinate, denticulate margin towards the apex leaves that blooms in the late spring and earlier summer on a terminal, peduncle elongate .2” [5 mm] long, fasciculate, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with ovate floral bracts and carrying small, greenish white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 224 Hagsater 1989 drawing fide; The Orchids of Bolivia Vol II Laelinae Vasquez & Ibsich 2004 drawing fide;