Epidendrum clarkii Hágsater & E.Santiago 2010 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Porphyreum TYPE Drawing by © M. Lopex R. and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name Clark's Epidendrum [American Botanist collected in Ecuador current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in north central Ecuador on the Pacific coast of the Andes at elevations of 1100 to 2300 meters as a cool to cold growing terrestrial or rarely epiphyte with simple, cane-like stems basally terete, laterally compressed towarsd the apex, erect, straight stems carrying 9 to 10, all along the upper half of the stem, articulate, distichous, narrowly elliptic, short acuminate, subcoriaceous, margin entire leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, paniculate, peduncle thin, laterally compressed, straight, totally covered by 2 to 4, tubular, somewhat ancipitose, acuminate, partly imbricating bracts, rachis with 5 to 10, spreading racemes, each many flowered and prvoded with a basal narrowly triangularacuminate, amplexicaul bract, 12" [30 cm] long overall, successively 50 to 220 flowered inflorescence and carrying resupinate flowers with lilac rose tepals and a whitish lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1320 Hagsater & Santiago 2010 Drawing fide