Epidendrum brachyblastum Hágsater & Dodson 2004 GROUP Biccirhatum TYPE Drawing by Hagsater and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Short Shoot Epidendrum [refers to the short apical appendages of the midlobe of the lip]

Flower Size .5” [1.25 cm]

Found in central Ecuador on the Amazon watershed of the Andes at elevations around 1225 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete stems carrying several, all along the apical 2/3's of the stem, suberect, subcooriaceous, narrowly elliptic, cuminate, minutely apiculate, entire margined leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, racemose, short, arching, peduncle short, terete, thin, provided with basal, similar to the floral bracts but longer bracts, simultaneously 3 or more flowered inflorescenc with triangular, lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, deep green flowers with the lip and the apical half of the column snow white.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 plate 713 Hagsater 2004 drawing fide;