Epidendrum erytropachychilum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2015 GROUP Pachychilum

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo by © F Werner/TYPE Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Red Flowered E pachyphilum-like Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru and western Bolivia mainly on the Cordillera Oriental at elevations of 3000 to 3600 meters as a small to giant sized, cold growing monopodial terrestrial with branching towards the apex, erect-ascending, cane-like, terete, new ones arising from the subapical node of the previous stem, carrying 11 to 17 or more on the main stem 6 to 9 on the branches, allalong the stems and branches, subparellel tothe stem, slightly basally conduplicate, partly imbricate, coriaceous, lanceolate, acute, miunutely apiculate, low dorsal keel, margin crenulate leaves that bloooms in the mid winter through late summer on a terminal, racemose, erect, peduncle [1.3 to 1.5 cm] long, terete, thin, bractless, without a spathe, most often simultaneous, helicoid, 1.4 to 2.8" [3.5 to 7 cm] long, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with prominent, as long as the ovary, widely triangular, acute, cyhmbiform, margin denticulate, tinged reddish floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, reddish pink flowers with the sepals internally reddish orange.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1522 Hagsater & Santiago 2015 photo/drawing fide