Epidendrum cryptorhachis Hágsater 2006 GROUP Epidendropsis SUBGROUP Gracillimum TYPE Drawing © by Hagsater The Epidendra Website

Cold LATEFall EARLYWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Hidden Rachis Epidendrum [refers to the inflorescence within the bracts]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in central Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 2900 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, short, reed-like, terete basally, laterally compressed above, thin, flexuous stems carrying 3 to 6, all along the stem, alternate, suberect and arching, coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, conduplicate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a terminal, paniculate, erect, 7.6 to 12.8" [19 to 32 cm] long including the 2.6 to 5" [6.5 to 12.5 cm] long, thin, ancipitose, two winged, slightly sinuous peduncle, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with 4 to 14 flowers on each branch without a spathe but has small, triangular, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying resupinate, membraneus, red brown flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaeum 8 Plate 822 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing fide;