Epidendrum baezense Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Excisum SUBGROUP Excisum TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater & Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Baeza Epidendrum [A town in Napo province of Ecuador]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador on the eastern slopes of the Andes in wet montane forests on trees and on roadside embankments at elevations of 1300 to 2100 meters as a small giant sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with cane-like, terete, straight stems and carrying 4 to 11, all along the apical 2/3's of the stem, subcoriaceous, narrowly lanceolate, acute, margin entire leaves that blooms in fall on a terminal, occuring only once, terete, thin, paniculate, often with 1 to 2 basal branches, nutant, 2.8 to 16" [7 to 40 cm] long, dense, many flowered inflorescence arising on mature stems, with 2 amplexicaul, tubular at the base and open, acute, dorsally carinate above bracts and has no floral bracts and carrying green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaum 2 Plate 111 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 drawing fide;