Epidendrum boylei Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Mancum SUBGROUP Mancum TYPEDrawing by © Hágsater & Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Common Name Boyle's Epidendrum [American orchid Enthusiast and Discoverer of species]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in north central Ecuador in paramo, elfin forests at elevations of 2850 to 2860 meters as a to mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a erect, cane-like, short, ancipitose stem carrying on the apical half of the stem, coriaceous, elliptic-oblong, unequally bilobed, dorsally keeled, margin crenate apically leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, racemose, erect, 2.4" [6 cm] long, terete to laterally compressed, few flowered inflorescence arising through 1 to 2, tubular, oblong, ancipitose, subacute spathes and with much shorter than the ovary to obsolete floral bracts and carrying 4, successive, non-resupinate flowers with brown tepals and a creamy white lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaum 4 Plate 420 Hagsater & Salazar 2001 drawing fide;