Epidendrum alpicolonigrense Hágsater & Dodson 2001GROUP Alpicolum TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater & Dodson and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Rio Negro Alpicolum group Epidendrum

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Ecuador in woods at elevations around 1500 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, flexous, terete stems carrying 3 to 6, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, acuminate, grassy leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an arching, racemose, terminal, foxtail-like, 1.4" [3.2 cm] long, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence arising through a single, conduplicate, acute spathe and with very thin, as long as to somewhat longer than the ovary, acuminate floral bracts and carrying 10 to 15, the lip always oriented lowards the rachis, simultaneously opening, white flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 406 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing fide;