Epidendrum acrorhodum Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP FrutexPhoto by © Alexander Hirtz

TYPE drawingTYPE Drawing by Hagsater and Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Common Name or Meaning The Summit Pink Epidendrum [refers to the pink flowers and where it occurs at high elevations]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador in virgin and disturbed cloud forests at elevations of 2700 to 3100 meters as a small to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with cane-like, ancipitous stems carrying 6 to 10, all along the stem, ovate-elliptic, acute, prominently dorsally keeled leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, racemose to paniculate, elongate, longer than the stem, ancipitose, arching-nutant inflorescence with to 25 successively opening, distichous, non-resupinate, bright pink to purple flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 403 Hagsater & Dodson 2001 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide