Epidendrum sisgaense Hágsater 2001 GROUP Alpicolum Specimen by © Jany Renz and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Sisga Epidendrum [An area to the north of Bogota in Colombia]

Flower Size 1.2" ]3 cm]

Found in Cundinamarca state of Colombia and Venezuela in cloud forests among bushes at elevations around 2400 to 2750 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte, lithophyte and terrestrial with simple, terete below, laterally compressed above, cane-like stems carrying 3 to 5 aggregate towards the apex, oblong-elliptic, acute to apiculate, entire and slightly revolute marginally leaves that blooms in the fall through late winter on a terminal, racemose to paniculate, suberect, laterally flattened, 3" [7.5 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence arising through an acute, conduplicate spathe occasionally with a spathe like bract in the middle and progressively diminishing in size, shorter to as long as the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 485 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1359 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section;