Epidendrum ampelospathum Hágsater & Dodson 2004 GROUP Alpicolum SUBGROUP Klotzscheanum TYPE Drawing by © Hágsater & Dodson and Epidendra Website


Common Name The Scandent Spathe Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Ecuador on the eastern slope at elevations around 2600 to 2900 meters as a large to giant sized, cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a simple, cane-like, terete basally, laterally compressed above stems produced from the middle of the previous stem and carrying 6 to 7, along the apical half, erect, coriaceous, narrowly lanceolate, acute, smooth, margin entire, somewhat revolute leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a terminal, arching, occuring only once, racemose, to 12 flowered inflorescence arising through 1 to 2, tubular below, conduplicate above spathaceous bracts with triangular, acute, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, resupinate, yellow to yellowish green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 703 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 drawing fide;