Epidendrum acrobatesii Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Cardiophyllum SUBGROUP Batesii Photo © by Diego Calderon and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Type Drawing Drawing © by Lopez & Hagsater The Epidendra Website

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Common Name High Elevation E batesii Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador in virgin and disturbed cloud forests at elevations around 2500 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with branching, produced from the subapical internodes of the previous stem, cane-like, terete stem carrying usually 5, all along the apical half of the stem, ellipitic, mucronate, margin finely, erose dentate leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, racemose to paniculate, suberect, short, compact, flexuous, 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence with a prominent keel below each, much shorter the ovary, conduplicate, obtuse to acute floral bracts and carrying successively opening, 1 to 2 open at a time, resupinate flowers.

CAUTION! The photo above is very similar to E acrobatesii but please use with caution as it was collected some 500 miles away from where this species normally occurs.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 402 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing fide;