Epidendrum aggregatum Lindl. 1841 GROUP Pleuranthium SUBGROUP Dendrobii Photo by © Gary Yong Gee and his Yongee Name Website

Common Name The Close Set Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru on dry rocky slopes with grass and scattered shrubsat elevations of 850 to 1850 meters as a medium to giant sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect, cane-like stem carrying numerous, distichous, linear-lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, deeply basally clasping leaves that blooms on a lateral, short, corymbose, few flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bot Notiser 130 Lojtnant 1977; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959; Machu Picchu Orchids Christenson 2003; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2005; Icones Orchidacearum 14 palte 1422 Hagsater E.Santiago & O.Pérez 2013 see recognition section; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;