Epidendrum mamapachae Hágsater, F.O.Espinosa & E.Santiago

, Icon. Orchid. 17(1): t. 1736 (2019).
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
Icones Orchidacearum. Mexico City
17(1): t. 1736
Date of Publication
21 Oct 2019
Family as entered in IPNI

Type Information

Collector Team
Freddy Orlando Espinosa Gamboa 106
Boyacá: Prov. Neira, Mun. Garagoa, Vereda Quigua, 2299 m
Collection Date
19 Mar 2018
Type Herbaria
holotype HECASA
Distribution Of Types
Colombia (Western South America, Southern America)


The specific epithet honours the Mamapacha Massif, where the species was collected. Mama Pacha, in the tradition of the pre-Columbian inhabitants of Garagoa, was the matron of a family of Mohanes (mythological figures in Colombian folklore) that lived atop the hill above the town and who dominated the devils of the mountain range.