Epidendrum aureoglobiflorum Hágsater & Dodson 2004 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP DiothoneaPhoto by © Alexander Hirtz

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Common Name The Bright Yellow Ball-Shaped Flower Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador in upper wet montane forests at elevations around 3300 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, simple, cane-like, thick, terete stems producing new stems from the apical internode of the previous stem and carrying 10 on the main stem and 2 are persistent, alternate, oblong-lanceolate, bilobed apically, margin entire, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, racemose, arching, short, to 9 flowered inflorescence with half as long as the ovary, narrowly triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying 9, simultaenously opening, resupinate flowers with sepals greenish yellow with reddish brown warts dorsally, petals yellow with a reddish vein dorsally, and a yellow lip.

"The species has oblong-lanceolate leaves 1.12 to 2.12" [2.8 to 5.3 cm] long, a very short inflorescence with greenish yellow sepals dorsally verrucose, yellow petals with a red line and a clear yellow lip without keels. Epidendrum gobiflorum has shorter, oblong-ovate leaves, .6 to 1.2" [1.5 to 3 cm] long, greenish white flowers, the sepals dorsally pustulate and the lip 3-lobed with a triangular, tooth-shaped keel at the base of the midlobe. Epidendrum pseudoglobiflorum Hágsater & Dodson has trumpet-shaped, orange to vermilion-red flowers, the sepals connate at the base and the lip hexagonal-suborbicular with 7 keels. Epidendrum podocarpophyllum Schltr. has salmon red/yellow flowers, and shorter sepals .2" [5 mm] long, and the lip 3-keeled, these short and basal, with the surface of the disc verrucose, the midlobe subquadrate, apically bilobed, with the 1obes truncate. Epidendrum restrepoanum A. D. Hawkes has widely spreading, red, dorsally pustulate sepals to .328" [7.7 mm] long, with the lip entire to slightly 3-lobed with 7 keels." Hagsater etal 2004

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 709 Hasater & Salazar 2004 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 24 #1 2005 photo fide;

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