Epidendrum rhaibogyrum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo by Alex Hirtz/TYPE Drawing by R Jimenez M and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Bent Ring Epidendrum [refers to the purple zigzag ring around the disc of the lip]]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in west central Ecuador on the western slope of the Andes at elevations of 1700 to 2000 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with cane-like, erect, terete, thin, straight stems carrying 8 to 14, all along the stem, articulate, alternate, sub-coriaceous, elliptic or narrowly elliptic, acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a terminal, without a spathe, sub-erect, paniculate, with 8 spreading branches (some themselves branched), peduncle terete, 1.2" [3 cm] long, thin, with an occasional prominent bract almost completely enveloping it, rachis 2.4 to 8.8" [6 to 22 cm] long, successively several, 100 to 200 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, 2-6 mm, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, flowers with the sepals, petals and the base of the column green and the lip and the apical half of the column white with a purple, zigzag circle around the disc and dots on the ribs.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1479 Hagsater & Santiago 2013 drawing fide;

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