Epidendrum calyptrectylosum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Megalospathum TYPE Drawing by Hagsater & Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Veiled No Calli Epidendrum [Refers to the very prominent clinandrium hood [Veiled] and the lack of a callus on the lip]

Flower Size .6” [1.5 cm]

Found in southwestern Colombia and northern Ecuador in cloud forests on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Oriental at elevations around 3000 to 3200 meters as a small sized, cold, pendent growing epiphyte with simple, arising on the basal 1/3 of the previoiu, cane-like, terete, thin, slightly sinuous stems basally enveloped by 2 to 3 infundibuliform sheaths and carrying 5 to 7 distributed throughout the apical 2/3's of the stem, alternate, articulate, unequal in size, linear-lanceolate, falcate, acuminate, minutely papillose margined leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, arising through an acuminate, conduplicate, oblique, margin obliquely papillose spathe, subumbelliform, short, pendulous, laxly simultaneously 6 to 17 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular-lanceolate,acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying light green, resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 plate 1414 Hagsater 2013 drawing fide;