Epidendrum bryophilum Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Elleanthoides SUBGROUP Guacamayense Drawing by © Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Moss Loving Epidendrum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador on the western slopes of the Andes in upper montane forests at elevations around 2300 to 2600 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with terete, branching near the apex, branches shorter than the main stems carrying many throughout the main stem and a few towards the apex on the branches, linear-lanceolate, acute, sinuous-dentate towards the apex, dorsally carinate leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring [most likely throughout the year] on a terminal, on mature stems, over a long period, arching-nutant, .4 to 1.6" [1 to 4 cm] long including the short, filiform peduncle, rachis spirally zigzag, successively single to 16 flowered inflorescence with shorter to much longer than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 423 Dodson 2001 drawing fide;

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