Epidendrum aristisepalum Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Coronatum SUBGROUP Aristisepalum TYPE Drawing by © Hágsater & Dodson and The Epidenra WebSite


Common Name The Awned Sepal Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 3000 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with cane-like, simple, terete below, laterally compressed above stem and carrying 7 to 8, all along the stem, sub-coriaceous, narrowly oblong to lanceolate, acute, minutely apiculate, unequal, margin revolute leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, racemose, 1" [2.5 cm] long, erect, several flowered inflorescence with a much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bract and carrying 9 to 10 simultaneously opening, resupinate, fleshy cream green to brownish orange flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 412 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing fide;