Epidendrum probosantherum Hágsater 2010 GROUP Macrostachyum SUBGROUP Macrostachyum

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

Common Name The Elephant Trunk Epidendrum [refers to the peculiar, very long anther]

Flower Size .8” [2 cm]

Found in Peru from the Parque Nacional Yanachaga-Chemillén, in the province of Oxapampa, Pasco, Peru, at elevations around 3400 meters as a giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with scarcely branching subapically, cane-like, terete, thick, straight, erect stem carrying numerous on the main stem, fewer on the branches, all along the apical 2/3'rds of the stem, articulate, alternate, lanceolate, obtuse, coriaceous, apical margin denticulate leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, racemose, erect, occurring only once, peduncle terete, thin, straight, short, rachis straight, cylindrical, simultaneously 15 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary, lanceolate, acuminate, gradually smaller above floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, fleshy, rigid, green flowers with purple spots.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1378 Hagsater 2010 drawing fide;

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