Epidendrum atacazoicum Schltr. 1921 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Porphyreum Photo by Lourens Grobler

Inflorescence Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

Part sun HotColdSummerFall

Common Name The Atacazo Epidendrum [Volcano in Ecuador] in Ecuador Flor de Cristo

Flower Size .25" [6 mm]

Found in Ecuador on the Pacific slope of the Andes in upper montane wet forests at elevations of 380 to 2900 meters as a large sized, hot to cold growing terrestro-lithophyte or epiphyte with an erect, leafy stem carrying erect-patent, elliptic-oblong, acuminate, 4.8" [12 cm] long leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, 9.2" [23 cm] long, paniculate, each branch 6" [15 cm] long, , compact, pyramid-like inflorescence with erect-patent, linear, acuminate floral bracts and carrying non-fragrant flowers

Synonyms Epidendrum bifalce Schltr. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten III Ecuador Schlechter 1921; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten III Ecuador Schlechter 1921 as E bifalce; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 461 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0218 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 as E bifalce drawing good; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 462 Dodson 1989 as E bifalce drawing good; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 447 Bennett & Christenson 1998 See comments; Icones Orchidacearum 4 plate 416 Hagsater & Salazar 2001 see recognition section; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004 as E bifalce; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1305 Hagsater & Sanchez 2010 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Part 13 Plate 1377 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section

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