Epidendrum cardioepichilum Hágsater, D.Trujillo & E.Santiago 2008 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea TYPE Drawing by Hagsater & Trujillo and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Heart Shaped Lip Apex Epidendrum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Peru in montane forest at elevations around 2755 meters as a medium sized, cold growing, monopodial epiphyte with successively branching, arising from the apical nodes of the previous stem, cane-like, terete, thin, progressively shorter stems enveloped in the basal half by 2, tubular, scarious sheaths and carrying 3 to 4, along the apical half of the stem, alternate, suberect, subcoriaceous, oblong-lanceolate, obtuse, bilobed, minutely apiculate, slightly recurved, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, racemose, compact, subsphaerical, arching-nutant, peduncle terete, thin, short, waithout bracts, rachis tertete, thin, simultaneously 8 to 15 flowered inflorescence with small, less than half the length of the ovary, triangular-lanceolate, acute, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, weakly disagreeably fragrant, yellowish brown flowers with the lip apex pink and the margin darker.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 13 plate 1310 Hagsater & Dodson 2010 drawing fide;