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Epidendrum sanctae-rosae Hágsater, Sauleda, Uribe Vélez & E.Santiago, Icon. Orchid. 16(1): t. 1657 (2018). (Figure 7)
Type: COLOMBIA: Cauca; Mun. Santa Rosa; Santa Rosa, upper reaches of the Caquetá river, 1600 m, November 2016, Ruben P. Sauleda sub Carlos Uribe Vélez s.n., (Holotype: HPUJ).
Specimen examined: — PERU. Huánuco: Prov. Huánuco, Distrito Chinchao, Área de Conservación Regional Bosque Montano de Carpish, cerca del caserío Santa María de Quives, 1346 m, 02 Mar. 2022, L. Ocupa 300 (USM).
Taxonomic discussion: —Unlike the type, the specimen found in Peru has wine-colored flowers, fleshy callus, complanate at the base, the disc with 3 longer subparallel ribs, with the central rib more prominent, thickened and elevated at the apex, ending in the basal third of the middle lobe. This species was observed flowering in March, growing as an epiphyte on the branches of Brunellia inermis Ruiz & Pavón (1798: 127) (Brunelliaceae) on a trail on the road to the Santa Isabel River. This locality currently corresponds to the Carpish Montane Forest Regional Conservation Area, located within Chinchao District, in the province of Huánuco (Figure 2).
Ruiz Lopez, H. & Pavon, J. A. (1798) Systema Vegetabilium Florae Peruvianae et Chilensis. Gabrielis de Sancha, Madrid, pp. 127 - 241.