Epidendrum barbaricum Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Pseudoepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum Photo by © Gary Yong Gee and The Yong Gee Name Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by © Hágsater & Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Santa Barbara de Sucumbios Epidendrum [A locality in northern Ecuador]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations 2700 to 2800 meters as a large to giant sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete, erect stems carrying on the upper 2/3's of the stem, elliptic, violet spotted, acute, entire marginally, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the winter through spring on a terminal, paniculate, erect, occuring only once, 12 to 14" [30 to 35 cm] long, to 200 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature stem, with 2, acuminate, conduplicate bracts and much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, resupinate flowers

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 plate 416 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;