Epidendrum ampelospathum Hágsater & Dodson 2004 GROUP Alpicolum SUBGROUP Klotzscheanum Drawing by © Jimenez & Hagsater 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 flowers.


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