Epidendrum calagrense Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Flexicaule TYPE Drawing © by Lopez & Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Rio Calagras Epidendrum [a river in Ecuador where the type was found]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador on the Amazon side of the Andes at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, cane-like, terete below, laterally compressed above, flexuous, branched above stems, carrying 2 to 7, all along the stem, alternate, narrowly oblong, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, distichous, straight, occuring only once, .92 to 1" [2.3 to 2.5 cm] long including the .12" [3 mm] long peduncle, simultaneously 2 flowered inflorescence with slightly longer than the ovary, somewhat imbricating, conduplicatre, ovate, obtuse floral bracts and carrying green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 425 Dodson 2001 drawing fide;