Epidendrum agoyanense Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Pseudoepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum

Inflorescence Photos by © Lourens Grobler.

Common Name The Agoyan Epidendrum [refers to Agoyan Falls in Ecuador]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador on granite rock in grasses on cliffs and steep slopes at elevations of 1100 to 1600 meters as a medium to giant sized, cool growing lithophyte with cane-like, simple, erect stems carrying many, all along the stem, ovate-elliptic, acute, dark green leaves and blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, paniculate, suberect, 7" [17.5 cm] long, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence with 1 to 3 large, basal bracts.

Part of the E paniculatum group and is distinguished by having light green flowers with a white lip and the apical lobes of the lip are widely divaricate, nearly opposite and have a narrow sinus separating them from the basal lobes or sometimes united to them.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 102 Hagsater & Salazar 1993 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 380 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 404 Hagsater & Salazar 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 489 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section;