Epidendrum chogoncolonchense Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Difforme Photo courtesy of Pat A. Mahon


Common Name The Cordillera Chogon'-Colonche Epidendrum [Western Ecuador mountain range]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in western Ecuador on hill tops of the Chogon-Colonche range at elevations of 200 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with reed-like, laterally compressed stems carrying ovate-lanceolate, apically bilobed, coriaceous, green, basally clasping leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a terminal, sessile, 2 flowered inflorescence with fragrant, resupinate, pale green flowers.

Related to E difforme and E romanii but differs in the "laterally compressed stems, two simultaneous, fragrant flowers with a reniform lip marginnaly notched above the middle and emarginate at the apex."

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 123 Hagsater & Salazar 1993 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 199 Hagsater & Salazar 1993 as E zamorense see recognition section