Epidendrum scharfii Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Difforme

TYPE Drawing

Photo by © Eric Hagsater/TYPE Drawing by Hagsater & Dodson and and The AMO Herbario Website

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Common Name Scharf's Epidendrum [Birder and sometimes Orchid Collector in Ecuador current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Colombia and Ecuador on trees and fence posts near streams at elevations around 1200 to 1700 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, cane-like, terete, flexuous stems carrying 3 to 6, ascending, narrowly ovate-elliptic, bilobed, coriaceous, grayish-green leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, occuring only once, sub-umbellate, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, ovate floral bracts and has simultaneously opening, resupinate flowers.

" This species is a member of GROUP Difforme, and can be recognized by the erect, 2.4 to 7.2" [6 to 18 cm] high stems, 3 to 4 simultaneous flowers, oblanceolate, 3-veined petals .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 mm] wide, reniform lip with the base cordate and apex slightly emarginate, an arcuate column, and the prominent clinandrium erose-dentate. It is similar to E. zamorense Hágsater & Dodson which has larger plants and more narrowly oblanceolate leaves." Hagsater etal 1993


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 135 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 153 Hagsater & Dodson 1993 see recognition section; * Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 185 Hagsater & Salazar 1993 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 322 Hagsater & Sanchez 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 414 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Orquideologia 24: 3 Ortiz & Hagsater 2005; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing good; Icones Orchidacearum 17(1) Plate 1723 Hagsater & Jimenez 2019 see recognition section