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

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater & Dodson The Epidendra WebSite


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.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 709 Hasater & Salazar 2004 drawing fide; Orquideologia 24: 3 Ortiz & Hagsater 2005 photo fide