Epidendrum pazii Hágsater 2001 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Renilabium

Photo by © Cairorquideas Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez, Hágsater & E.Santiago and The AMO Herbario Website

Fragrance Part sun CoolCold Fall THROUGH Spring

Common Name Paz' Epidendrum [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast Current]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found on the border of Choco and Valle de Cauca departments of Colombia on the Cordillera Occidental at elevations of 1850 to 2300 meters as a giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with branching, erect, cane-like, laterally compressed stems carrying numerous, all along the stem, alternate, persistent, subcoriaceous, widely elliptic, twice as long as wide, rounded to unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, without a spathe, arching, short, 2,8 to 3.4" [7 to 8.5 cm] long, flattened, successively to 8, 12 to 17 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, pleasingly fragrant flowers.

"Epidendrum pazii belongs to the GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Renilabium characterized by the tall plants, monopodial habit, generally large, bilobed leaves, racemose inflorescence, entire or 3-lobed lip with a channel at the base of the disc between the calli. The species is recognized by the branching habit, wide leaves, proportionately 2:1, the racemose inflorescence, successive flowers, about half open at one time, creamy-green, pleasantly fragrant, the flowers opening from the base of the inflorescence towards the apex. Epidendrum anderssonii has fewer, simultaneous flowers, shorter calli, and somewhat narrower leaves; this species has been registered only from the eastern slope of the Andes from the Putumayo to Bolivia. Epidendrum renilabium Schltr. has green flowers on a long, sometimes branching inflorescence, the apical flowers opening first and then gradually those nearer to the base of the inflorescence; it is found on the western slopes of the Andes in Ecuador. Epidendrum renilabioides Hágsater & Dodson has , 11 longer, oblong leaves, smaller pale green flowers tinged with bronze on the outside, with no fragrance, sepals elliptic, shorter, petals obliquely rhomboid and the clinandrium reduced." Hagsater etal 2001


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 469 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 479 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 787 Hagsater and Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1225 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1253 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 as E aff pazii photo fide fide;