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


Common Name The Awn Like Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in humid montane forests at elevations around 3000 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial or rarely epiphyte with cane-like, terete, thin stems and carrying 4 to 5, on the upper half of the stem, sub-coriaceous, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, obtuse, minutely apiculate, unequal, margin entire leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, racemose, arching, nutant, zigzag, few to several flowered inflorescence with a much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bract and carrying 3 to 11 simultaneously opening, resupinate flowers with the tepals pale pink and a cream colored lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 413 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing fide;