Epidendrum acroscopeum Hágsater & Dodson 2006 GROUP Secundum SUBGROUP Elongatum TYPE Drawing © by Hagsater & Dodson The Epidendra Website

Part sun cold LATEFall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Upwards Pointing Leaves Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador on tepui-like swards with scattered trees at elevations around 2100 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with simple, cane-like, terete, thin, straight stems carrying 17 or more, all along the apical half of the stem, alternate, distichous, coriaceous, lanceolate, subacute, margin entire leaves that blooms in the the late fall and early winter on a terminal, pluri-racemose, elongating, 20.4" [ to 51 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying 21 per raceme, mostly simultaneously opening, non-resupinate, magenta flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 803 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing fide