Epidendrum abbottii L.Sánchez & Hágsater 2001 GROUP Difforme TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez & Hagsater and Epidendra Website


Common Name Abbott's Epidendrum [American Orchid Enthusiast collected the type 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in eastern Dominican Republic at elevations of sealevel to 500 meters as a small to just medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with a simple, reed-like, somewhat laterally compressed stems carrying 7 to 12, all along the stem, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, unequally bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms in the fall to later winter on a on a terminal, occuring only once, subumbellate, 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, simultaneously opening, greenish yellow flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 401 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014