Epidendrum bianthogastrium Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Megagastrium SUBGROUP Megagastrium Photo by © Spiro K. and The Greek Orchid Society Website

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


Common Name The Two Flowered Gastrium Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador on rocks in road cuts at elevations around 1700 to 2400 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte with erect, cane-like, terete, thin, fleshy stems producing new stems from the middle nodes of the previous stem and carrying 3 to 5, along upper 1/2 of the stem, ovate, acute, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the later winter on a terminal, erect, occuring only once, from a mature stem, .4 to to 1.2" [1 to 3 cm] long, racemose, 2 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaum 4 Plate 417 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo/drawing fide;