Epidendrum annabellae Nir 1994 GROUP Scabrum SUBGROUP Soratae GROUP Cardiophyllum Photo by Mark Nir and Orchidaceae Antillannae

Common Name Annabell's Epidendrum [Wife of Dr Donald Dod and Discoverer of species current]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Endemic to Hispanola in open pine forests at elevations around 2000 to 2300 meters as a small sized, branching, caespitose, erect, cold growing epiphyte with branching from the middle, basally monopodial and terete, few leafed stems completely enveloped by inflated sheaths and carrying a few, disitichous, rigid, coriaceous, oblong-ligulate, subacute, conduplicate below into the base leaves which blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, arching, few flowered, racemose inflorescence with triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying 3 to 5, resupinate flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 806 Hagsater 2006 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 988 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014

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