Epidendrum coxianum Rchb.f.1877 GROUP Excisum SUBGROUP Leucochilum Photo by Eric Hunt

Part Shade CoolColdWinter

Common Name Cox's Epidendrum [English Orchid Enthusiast later 1800's]

Flower Size1 1/5" [3 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador on the eastern slopes of the Andes in wet montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 2600 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender, cane-like stems enveloped by scarious sheaths and carrying two apical, elliptic, coriaceous, apically obtuse, basally acute leaves and blooms in the winter on a terminal, 8" [20 cm] long, 4 to 6 flowered, racemose inflorescence enveloped basally by a single, expanded, scarious sheath with the simultaneously opening flowers subtended by a triangular bract.

Synonyms Epidendrum dalstromii Dodson 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 919 Dodson 1984 as E dalstromii drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo as E dalstroemii photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 820 Hagsater 2006 drawing fide