Epidendrum batesii Dodson 1980 GROUP Batesii Photo by Sebastion Moreno and The Blue Nanta Website

Common Name Bates' Epidendrum [original Collector of species]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in the coastal lowlands of the western slopes of the Andes at elevations around 250 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with branching, cane-like, terete, flexuous, thin stems with short branches, scarcely arising from the upper nodes of the main stem carrying 9 to 15, all along the stem, subcoriaceous, alternate, narrowly lanceolate, acute, mucronate, smooth, margin entire leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, racemose, subsessile, peduncle very short, terete, thin, rachis nearly totally hidden by the much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts, successively single, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence and carrying essentially non-resupinate, green tepals and white lipped flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 073 Dodson 1980 darwing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 912 Hagsater & Collantes 2007 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater, Ayala and Saldana 2014 drawing/photo fide;