Epidendrum alexii Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP ArbusculaPhoto © by Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing © by Hagsater & Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Common Name Alex's Epidendrum [Alex Hirtz Ecuadorian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 2500 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with reed like stems developing the new one from the middle internode of the previous stem and carrying 3 to 4, narrowly elliptic, acute leaves that arise from near the apex of the stem and blooming in the summer on a terminal, arising on a mature stem, occuring only once, pendent, racemose to paniculate, successively to 15 flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum plate 103 Hagsater & Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;