Epidendrum carchiense Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum Photo by © Alejandro Romero Medina and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Not E carchiense

Not E carchiense Flower Closeup Photos by © Eric Hunt

Common Name The Carchi Epidendrum [A state in Ecuador near Colombia in the north]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador on trees at elevations of 1300 to 2800 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with successive forming stems arising from the middle internode of the previous, straight, reed-like stem and enveloped below the leaves by old, leaf-bearing, tubular, inflated sheaths and carrying towards the apex, a few, elliptic, acute, basally clasping leaves and blooms in the fall on a terminal, racemose, arcuate, short inflorescence carrying a few, simultaneous, resupinate flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 The Genus Epidendrum Part 1 Plate 119 Hagsater 1993 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo soso; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 844 Hagsater 2006; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 923 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section

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