Epidendrum carmelense Hágsater & Dodson 1993GROUP Kalopternix SUBGROUP Garayi Photo by © Roland Jimenez checked by Hagsater

Type Drawing Drawing by © Jimenez and Hagsater and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The El Carmelo Epidendrum [an area of north central Ecuador]

Flower Size 7/8" [2.2 cm]

Found in north central Ecuador in wet cloud forests in tree tops at elevations around 3360 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with a pendent stem formed by 4 internodes, the first one short, the others elongate, the last one forming a narrowly ovoid pseudobulb with new growths arising from the basal internode of the previous stem, and carrying a single, apical, narrowly lanceolate, acute leaf that blooms in the later winter and early spring on a terminal, occuring only once, pendent, sessile, .1" [2.5 mm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence carrying pendent, simultaneously opening, musky to honey scented flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaum 2 Plate 120 Hagsater & Salazar 1993 drawing fide; Orquideologia 24: 3 Ortiz & Hagsater 2005; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;