Epidendrum yojoaense Hágsater & L.Sánchez 2004 GROUP Difforme

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Lake Yojoa Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Honduras on the Atlantic coast in wet forests at elevations of 600 to 700 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed stems, carrying 5 to 7, equi-distant, all along the stem, elliptic to ovate, unequally bilobed, glaucous green, margin entire leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, without a spathe, on a mature stem, occuring only once, sessile, simultaneously 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bractts and carrying resupinate, clear green flowers.

"Epidendrum yojoaense belongs to the GROUP Difforme which is characterized by the caespitose, sympodial plants, fleshy, pale green to glaucous leaves, apical inflorescence, sessile, rarely with a short peduncle, one-flowered to corymbose, without spathaceous bracts, fleshy, green to yellowish green rarely white flowers. The new species can be recognized by light glaucous-green plants, with laterally compressed stems, 1 to 3 pale green flowers, petals rhombic, acute, lip obscurely trilobed-reniform, and an erose clinandrium hood. It is very similar to Epidendrum amparoanum but this has non-glaucous, green plants and flowers, elliptic-oblanceolate petals, and a fimbriate clinandrium hood. Epidendrum barbeyanum Kraenzr. from Costa Rica has ancipitose stems, a trilobed lip, lateral lobes flabeliform, undulate, the midlobe much smaller than the lateral lobes, separated by a deep sinus, forming two divergent lobes, the lobes triangular to subrectangular, acute to rounded, the clinandrium hood is much reduced." Hagsater etal 2004


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 796 Hagsater and Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; *I cones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 800 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 802 Hagsater and Sanchez 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 8 Plate 882 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 8 Plate 898 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1421 Hagsater & Santiago 2013 See recognition section; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018