Epidendrum aida-alvareziae Hágsater 2016 GROUP Rupestre TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater and his Icones Orchidacearum Fascicle 15(1-2), plates 1501 to 1600 Webpage

Part shade Cold LATEWinter EARLY Spring

Common Name Aida Alvarez Epidendrum [Peruvian associated with the QCNE herbarium, Museo Ecuatoriano de Ciencias Naturales, Quito, who collected the typecurrent]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in northern Peru in the Cordillera Occidental of the Andes at elevations around 3550 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with somewhat thickened, terete, stems enveloped completely by evanescent sheaths and carrying 1 to 3, one from the apex, the rest from around the middle, unequal in size, narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, acute to acuminate, articulate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, erect, without a spathe, ocurring only once, pendent, peduncle 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, somewhat laterally compressed, provided with 1 to 2 median bracts, rachis to 2.8" [7 cm] long, somewhat latereally compressed, loosely, successively 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with 1/2 as long as the ovary, triangular-lanceolate, acuminate, clasping floral bracts and carrying yellow colored, resupinate flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [2] Plate 1570 Hagsater 2016 Photo fide