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

Type Drawing Drawing © by Lopez & Hagsater The Epidendra Website

Part shade Cold LATERSummer

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. The Type Drawing is absolutely correct!


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 402 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;