Epidendrum allisonii Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea Photo by © Gary Yong Gee and his The Yong Gee Name WebSite

Type Drawing TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater and Dodson and The Epidendra WebSite

Common Name Allison's Epidendrum [American Aviator and Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Ecuador on roadside banks and in humid montane forests at elevations around 2450 to 3100 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with cane-like, branching, terete stems carrying numerous, all along the stem, alternate, narrowly lanceolate, unequally bilobed, margin entire, thin leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, racemose, arching, 2" [5 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying 10 simultaneously opening flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 702 Hasater & Salazar 2004 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 24 #1 2005; Orquideologia 24: 3 Ortiz & Hagsater 2005