Epidendrum muricatoides Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Goodspeedianum

Photo by © Eric Hagsater

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The E muricatum-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size .8” [2 cm]

Found in southwestern Colombia and northwestern Ecuador on rocks and exposed ground in very wet tall forests at elevations around 600 meters as a medium to giant sized, warm growing terrestrial or lithophyte with simple, cane-like, terete, erect, straight stems carrying numerous all along the stem, elliptic, acute, clearly marked veins, membraneous leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, paniculate but racemose if stressed or youthful, erect, arcuate, peduncle short, terete, erect, with none to 2, lanceolate, acuminate bracts, [18 to 24 cm] long, simultaneously 12 to 140 flowered inflorescence with much longer to shorter than the ovary, lanceolate, acuminate , progressively shorter above floral bracts and carrying resupinate, thin, slightly fragrant, light ochre flowers with the lip and column white and the base green.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1544 Hagsater & Santiago & Garcia-Revelo 2015 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 Drawing/photo fide

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