Epidendrum rhombimancum Hágsater & L.Sánchez 2008 GROUP Mancum SUBGROUP MancumTYPE Drawing © by M Lopez R and The AMO Herbaria Website
Common Name The Diamond Shaped Mancum Group Epidendrum refers tothe thransversly diamond shaped lip]
Flower Size .36" [9 mm]
Found in southern Ecuador and northern Peru on the Cordillera del Condor and the eastern slope of the Andes in bushes at elevations around 2150 to 3000 meters as a medium sized, cold growing, repent epiphyte with cane-like, produced from near the base of the previous stem, laterally compressed towards the apex stems carrying 3 to 4, all along the apical 1/3rd of the stems, elliptic-lanceolate, obtuse, aristate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late spring, summer and fall on a terminal, with an ancipitous, oblong, acute, long and narrow spathe, racemose, erect, elongate, peduncle 3/4's enveloped by the spathe, rachis erect, straight, simultaneously 30 to 60 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, strongly fragrant flowers with the tepals and column green to greenish yellow, and a white lip that is dorsally reddish, .
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1173 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide;