Epidendrum polyanthostachyum Hagsater, Santiago and Garcia Ramirez 2013 GROUP Macrostachyum SUBGROUP Macrostachyum

Inflorescence in situ Parque Nacional Tatama Choco Colombia 8/17 2100 meters

Plant and flowers in situ Parque Nacional Tatama Choco Colombia 8/17 2100 meters Photos by Jay Pfahl

Inflorescence Photo by Diego Calderon and his Colombian Birding and Orchid Photo Website

Part Shade Cool Fall and AGAIN LATER Spring

Common Name The Many Flowered Macrostachyum Group Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southwestern Colombia on the Pacific slope of the Cordillera Occidental at elevations of 1100 to 2050 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with canelike, erect, straight, terete, branching when mature stems enveloped by non-foliaceous, striated, rugose sheaths and carrying all along the main and branching stems, alternate, articulate, subcoriaceous, unequal in size, narrowly elliptic, acute, margin entire leaves that blooms in the fall and again in the later spring on a terminal, on the main stem and branches, racemose, erect, occuring only once, peduncle .8" [2 cm] long, subterete, thin, erect, straight, the base provided with a single bract similar to the floral bracts, rachis 5.6" [14 cm] long, cylindrical, 6.4 to 7.2" [16 to 18 cm] long, densely, simultaneously 35 to 40 flowered flowered inflorescence with as long as the ovary, triangular ovate, short-acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1477 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 drawing good; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide

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