Epidendrum xanthoianthinum Hágsater 1993 GROUP Pseudepidendrum

Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt.

Common Name The Yellow and Violet colored Epidendrum [refers to the lip]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Valle de Cauca, Colombia at elevations around 1800 meters as a medium to just large sized, cool growing, reed-stem terrestrial with erect, cane-like, terete stems enveloped by tubular, loose, older leafless and newer leaf bearing sheaths and carrying towards the apex, narrowly elliptic, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, terete, arcuate inflorescence arising on a mature stem as well as older canes once again and completely enveloped by tubular bracts and carrying 3 to 4 simultaneous, resupinate flowers

Synonyms Epidendrum pseudepidendrum var. auratum Rchb.f. 1885

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 pg 172/ #185 as Epi sp. photo fide; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 197 Hagsater & Salazar 1993 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata = E xanthoianthinum; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1165 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 see recognition section