Epidendrum punense Hágsater & Dodson 2004 GROUP Mancum SUBGROUP Mancum

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

Common Name The El Pun Epidendrum [the type locality]

Flower Size .6” [1.5 cm]

Found in northernmost Ecuador at elevations around 3200 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, fleshy, thickened, laterally compressed stems nearly totally enveloped by 2 sheaths and carrying 1 apical, oblong-elliptic, bilobed, coriaceous, margin entiure leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, with a persistent, almost parallel sided, oblong, acute, ancipitous spathe, racemose, erect, peduncle bractless but completely enveloped by the spathe, rachis laterally compressed, simultaneously 16 to 18 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, flowers with the tepals dark reddish brown andfd the lip pale yellow with violet dots around the pollina.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 785 Hagsater & Dodson 2004 drawing fide;

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