Epidendrum brachyanthum Hágsater & Dodson 2004 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP SorataeTYPE Drawing © by Hágsater & Dodson The Epidendra Website

Part shade Cold EARLIERSpring EARLYFall

Common Name The Small Flowered Epidendrum

Flower Size .3" [8 mm]

Found in central Ecuador in the upper slopes of the Pacific slopes in montane forests at elevations around 3000 to 3500 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, erect, terete, thin stems producing new stems from an apical internode of the previous stem and carrying 7, on the basal stem, 2 to 3 on the upper stems, subcoriaceous, all along the upper 2/3's of the stem, lanceolate, subacute, dorsally keeled, margin crenate, smooth leaves that blooms in the earlier spring through early fall on a terminal, racemose, arching nutant, terete, thin, very short, occuring only once, straight, many flowered inflorescence with much shorter the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying 10 to 14 simultaneously opening, resupinate flowers with yellow sepals, a white lip and the callus light orange.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 712 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing fide;