Epidendrum angeloglossum Hágsater & Dodson 2009 Group Andean Subgroup Cernuum TYPE Drawing © by Hagsater & Dodson and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Angel Like Lip Epidendrum [refers to the allusion that when the lip flattened it appears to be an angel]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in northen Ecuador on the western side of the Andes at elevations around 3190 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with cane-like, terete, erect, straight stems branching above in mature plants, main stem much taller than branches, basally enveloped by tubular, minutely striated, rugose sheaths and carrying 12 on the main stem, all along the apical half, 3 on the branches, distichous, articulate, erect spreading, subcoriaceous, oblong-lanceolate, sub obtuse, low dorsal keel, margin entire leaves that blooms in the earlier winter on a terminal, erect, ocurring only once, racemose, arching-nutant, peduncle short, terete, thin, with a widely triangular bract, rachis straight, laxly successively 13 flowered inflorescence with small, half as long as the ovary, triangular-lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying fleshy, resupinate, apple green, sepals tinged with purple, not fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 12 plate 1205 Hagsater & Dodson 2009 drawing fide