Epidendrum cottoniiflorum (Rchb.f.) Hágsater 1991 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP DiothoneaPhoto by © Jay Pfahl

Partial shadeCoolCold LATEFall THROUGHSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Cotton Flower Epidendrum [refers to the cotton-like appearance of the flowers]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Colombia at elevations of 1600 to 2700 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a cane-like, terete, thin stem arising from the internodes of the previous stems and getting progressively shorter and carrying 3 to 12, throughout the stem, articulate, distichous, linear-lanceolate, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall through spring on an apical, racemose, short, nutant-arching inflorescence that blooms only once and carrying 9 to 14, simultaneously opening, resupinate flowers

Synonyms *Diothonea cottoniiflora Rchb.f. 1876

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 726 Hagsater 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 805 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Part 5 Plate 819 Hagsater 2006 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide

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