Epidendrum posadarum Hágsater 2001 GROUP Megalospathum

TYPE Drawing by © R Jimenez M and The AMO Herbaria Website

Drawing Original Drawing by © Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name Posada's Epidendrum [Colombian Nurserymen current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations of 2600 to 2800 meters in elfin cloud forests as a miniature to small sized, cold, pendant growing epiphyte with laterally compressed stems each arising from the base of the previous stem and enveloped completely by evanescent, imbricating, foliaceous sheaths and carrying articulate, narrowly lanceolate, acute, succulent, grayish-green, transversely barred with purple leaves that blooms in the spring summer and fall on a terminal, short, hanging, simultaneously 2 flowered inflorescence arising through a semi-ovate, obtuse, acuminate spathe and a similar apical bract and carrying light green flowers with the ovary and colum dotted with purple.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 474 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing fide