Epidendrum sympetalostele Hágsater & L.Sánchez 1993 GROUP Difforme Original Drawing by © Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name The Fused Column Epidendrum [refers to the adnation of the petals and column]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Colombia at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with strongly laterally compressed, flexuous stems carrying subcoriaceous, narrowly elliptic, retuse leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a terminal, sessile, 1 to 3, simultaneously flowering, racemose inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 191 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide;