Epistephium kubiyuense Szlach., Mytnik & Baranow 2013 TYPE Drawing by Joanna Mytnik-Ejsmont

Part sun Hot LATE Spring

Common Name The Rio Kubiyu Epistephium [a river in Vaupes department of Colombia]

Flower Size 3.6" [9 cm]

Found in Vaupes department of Colombia in sandstone savannahs at elevations around 350 to 400 meters as a unknown sized [only the apical portion was available at the herbarium], hot growing terrestrial with sub-sessile, oblong-lanceolate, shortly apiculate, coriacepus leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, racemose, 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] long, sub-densely, successively single, many flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate, purplish pink to lavender flowers with a white column and white underside to the lip.

"It differs from other species of the group E. parvi?orum by having a pandurate lip, emarginated apically with margins irregularly dentate, apical margins undulate, with a tuft of crested lamellae in the central cavity, hairy above, with two keels below. Leaves are sub-sessile. New species of the genus Epistephium (Orchidaceae, Vanilloideae) (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/254864378__New_species_of_the_genus_Epistephium_Orchidaceae_Vanilloideae [accessed Jan 27 2018]. Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2013

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Pl. Syst. Evol. 299: 1522 Szlach., Mytnik & Baranow 2013 drawing fide

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