Epidendrum luis-sanchezii Hágsater, E.Parra & O.Pérez 2013 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum TYPE Drawing by © O Parra and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name Sanchez’s Epidendrum [Mexican Botanist and AMO Orchid Researcher current]

Flower Size .9” [2.25 cm]

Found in Valle de Cauca department of Colombia on the western slope of the central Codillera in secondary, humid, cloud forests at elevations around 3500 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with terete, new stem arising from subapical internode of the previous stem carrying 3, towards the apex, unequal in size, subcoriaceous, alternate, articulate, obovate-elliptic, obtuse, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, without a spathe, occuring only once, peduncle .64” [1.6 cm] long, terete, thin, straight, 2.16” [5.4 cm] long overall, successively few, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with half as long as the ovary, triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying yellow, non fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1452 Hagsater, Parra and Perez 2013 drawing fide