Epidendrum alvarezdeltoroi Hágsater 2001 GROUP Spathiger SUBGROUP Coriifolium Photo © by The Mendelova Univerzita v Brne' Botanicka Zahrada a Arboretum Website

TYPE Drawing Drawing © by Hagsater The Epidendra Website

Fragrance Part sun Cold LATER fall and EARLYWinter

Common Name Alverez Deltoro's Epidendrum [Wildlife Conservator in Chiapas Mexico 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Oaxaca and Chiapas states of Mexico on the Pacific slope in wet montane forests at elevations of 1900 to 2800 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, laterally compressed, erect stems producing new stems from near the basal internode of the previous stem and carrying 2 to 3 distichous, all along the apical half, alternate, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic to oblong, bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms in the later fall and early winter on a terminal, racemose, occuring only once, distichous, secund, elongating, laterally compressed, ancipitose, zig-zag inflorescence arising on a mature growth, with longer than the ovary, ovate, conduplicate, narrowly rounded apically, nearly straight, not imbricating floral bracts and carrying 4 to 10, nearly simultaneously opening, strongly seminal scented nocturnally flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 408 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005 photo fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide