Epidendrum falcivesicicaule Hágsater & E.Santiago 2016 GROUP Megalospathum SUBGROUP Vesicaule

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo by Hagsater/TYPE Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The False Stem Vesicle Epidendrum [refers to the Inflated leaf sheaths clearly visible in pressed material that is the basis for this species not being E vesicaule]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Colombia Ecuador and Peru along the Cordillera Oriental in tropical rainforests at elevations of 1900 to 2700 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with cane-like, terete, thin, suberect stems enveloped basally by tubular, nonfoliar sheaths and carrying 6 to 7, all along the apical 2/3's of the stem, unequal in size, basally smaller, articulate, spreading, lanceolate, acute, minutely apiculate, apical margin papillose, subcoriaceous, apple green, leaves that blooms in the mid winter, spring and summer o na terminal, occuring only once, peduncel to 1.8" [4,5 cm] long, sub-terete, nearly totally hidden by the obliquely hemi-elliptic, conduplicate, tubular towards the base, partly imbricate spathe, rachis very short, 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long overall, simultaneously 2 flowered inflorescence with very short, triangular, acute, embracijng, hedden within the spathes floral bracts and carrying resupinate, pale apple green, semen scented flowers with white calli .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Orchidacearum 15 [2] Plate 1581 Hagsater & Santiago 2016 photo/drawing fide