Epidendrum atonum Hágsater & Dodson 2004 GROUP Excisum SUBGROUP LeucochilumPhoto by © Or chids & More Website

Another FlowerPhoto by © Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Partial sunCoolFall

Common Name or Meaning The Weak Epidendrum [refers to the sepals and petals limp appearance]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador at elevations of 1500 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a simple, cane-like, ancipitous, sinuous stem carrying 2 to 4, on the upper half of the stem, alternate, coriaceous, smooth, ovate-elliptic, rounded, concave leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, racemose, successively single, few flowered, slighly arcuate inflorescence arising through a large tubular, ancipitous, acute, papyraeceous spathe and has to 10, resupinate, non-fragrant, droopy flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, *Icones Orchidacearum Part 4 Plate 708 Hagsater 2004 drawing fide