Epidendrum xanthoianthinum Hágsater 1993 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Turialvae

Photo by © Eric Hunt

Another Flower Color?

Another Flower Color Plant?

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez, Hágsater & E.Santiago and The AMO Herbario Website


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

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Valle de Cauca department of 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 late summer and early fall on a terminal, without a spathe, 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.

"Epidendrum xanthoianthinum belongs to the GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Turialvae and is c1osely related to E. pseudepidendrum Rchb. f., from which is easily distinguished by the lip being lemon-yellow with the disc violet-purple, 4-lobed, whereas the latter has an entire, orange-red lip." Hagsater etal 1993

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; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 Errata; * 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; Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1434 Hagsater & Santiago 2013 See recognition section; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #1 2016 photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo good;