Epidendrum alticola Ames & Correll 1942 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Arbuscula Photo © by Ann Damon and The Bold Systems Website


Common Name The High Elevation Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Chiapas Mexico and Guatemala on Volcanos at elevations around 1900 to 2800 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete, straight stems carrying 2 to 4, clustered towards the apex, alternate, articulate, subcoriaceous, narrowly elliptic, obtuse to subacute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring through early fall on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, arching, 2.8 to 5" [7 to 12.5 cm] long, peduncle 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, thin, laterally compressed, mostly simultaneously 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, acuminate, as long as half the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; ORQUIDEA (Méx.) 10 (2) 1987 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidaceaerum 8 Plate 804 Hagsater 2006 drawing fide;