Epidendrum althaniorum Hagsater & Collantes 2013 Group Porpax Photo by Hagsater and The Epidendra Website


Common Name Al Thani's Epidendrum [Qatari Emir and wife who support Peruvian Conservation]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southern Peru on the eastern slopes of the Andes in cloud forests at elevations around 1900 to 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete, thickened, straight, oblique stems carrying about 5 to 6, distichous, coriaceous, ovate to lanceolate, semiterete, minutely apiculate, basally clasping, conduplicate leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on a terminal, very short, sessile, single flowered inflorescence with hemi-ovate, semi-translucent, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying a resupinate flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Orchidaceaerum 14 Plate 1403 Hagsater 2013 drawing fide;