*Epidendrum putumayoense Hágsater & L.Sánchez 1999 GROUP Difforme Photo by © Karl Siegler award winning CBR Grower Karlene Sanborn.

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Common Name The Putumayo Epidendrum [Refers to the department of Colombia where it occurs]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in southern Colombia on the Amazon slope of the Andes at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, flexuous stems enveloped completely by a few imbricate leaf bearing sheaths carrying 3 ovate-elliptic, apically bilobed, unequal in size, greenish glaucous leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, sessile, successively 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying large for the plant, waxy, resupinate flowers with no fragrance


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Vol 3 Plate 737 Hagsater & Sanchez 1999 drawing fide