Epidendrum cardiodontatum Hágsater & Dodson 2010 GROUP Kalopternix SUBGROUP Garayi TYPE Drawing by Hagsater & Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Dentate Heart Shaped Lip Epidendrum

Flower Size .8” [2 cm]

Found near the southern border of Colombia and the northern border of Ecuador at elevations of 3000 to 3400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a pendent, 3 noded stem, the basal ones short, the upper one elongate and somewhat thickening to form a fusiform pseudobulb, new stems arise from the basal internodes of the previus stem and caryrying a single, apical, pendent, articulate, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, acute, rugose, basally conduplicate, coriaceous, entire margined leaf that blooms in the summer on a terminal, subsessile, opposite the leaf, successively 7 flowered inflorescence with shorter thant the ovary, narrowly triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 13 plate 1310 Hagsater & Dodson 2010 drawing fide;

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