Epidendrum alpicoloscandens Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Alpicolum SUBGROUP Klotzscheanum TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater & Dodson and Epidendra Website


Common Name The Scandent Alpicolum group Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador in disturbed forests at elevations around 2700 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete stems producing new stems a short way up the previous stem and carrying 5 to 7, along the apical half, lanceolate, acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late fall on a terminal, suberect, occuring only once, racemose, nodding, 26 to 44 flowered inflorescence enveloped almost completely by spathaceous bracts with triangular, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, resupinate pale orange-yellow flowers with the tepals faintly greenish tinted on the outside.

The only member of the alpicolum group that is scandent [climbing] in habit all others in the group are caespitose


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 407 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing fide;