Epidendrum chiguindense Hágsater & Dodson 2004 GROUP Amblostoma SUBGROUP Amblostomioides TYPE Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Chiguinda Epidendrum [A town in Ecuador near where the type was collected]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador on the eastern slope of the Andes at elevations around 1600 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed above, somewhat sinuous, short stems carrying 2 to 3, near the apex of the stem, the basal one much smaller, oblong-elliptic, rounded apcially, evident dorsal keel, thickly coriaceous, smooth, green, margin entire leaqves that blooms in the late summer and earlier fall on a terminal, racemose, occuring only once, arising through a tubular, ancipitose, parellel sided, acute spathe, arching-nutant, rat-tail like, peduncle elongate, to 2.8" [7 cm] long, terete, thin, smooth, with a bract similar to the spathe, rachis to 4.8" [12 cm] long, terete, thin, straight, opening from the apex towards the base, successively to 40 flowered inflorescence with as long as the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green, concolor flowers held in a helicoidal patttern throughout the rachis.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [2] Plate 1576 Hágsater & Sanchez Sald. 2016 Drawing/photo fide