Epidendrum centronum Hágsater & Dodson 2009 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Vernixium TYPE Drawing by Hagsater & Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Awned Lateral Sepal Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador at elevations around 2500 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial? with cane-like, branching in maturity, basally terete, laterally compressed towards the apex stems that area basally enveloped by nonfoliar, tubular sheaths and carrying 7 or more on the main stem, suberect, articulate, distichous, oblong-lanceoalte to oblong-elliptic, sub-obtuse, coriaceous, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late winter on a terminal, erect, occuring only once, racemose, peduncle very short, laterally compressed, lax, successively to 6 flowered inflorescence with prominent, nearly half as long as the ovary, triangular-lanceolate, long acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying nonresupinate, glabrous flowers with green tepals and the lip tinged with brown.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1217 Hagsater & Dodson 2009 drawing fide;