Epidendrum cuencanum Schltr. 1921 GROUP Megagastrium SUBGROUP Megagastrium TYPE Drawing by Schlechter


Common Name The Cuenca Epidendrum [A town in Ecuador near where the type was collected]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Azuay Ecuador at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with simple, erect, somewhat flexuous stems carrying 3, lax, erect-spreading to sub spreading, oblong, obtuse, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, erect, with a single, obtuse, oblong, spathe that eceeds the peduncle in length, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with oblong, acute, erect-s[reading, much shorter than teh ovary floral bracts and carrying fleshy, inon-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 8: 70 Ecuador Schlechter 1921; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 57: 339 Figuren Atlas 1929 drawing fide