Epidendrum cuyujense Hágsater & Dodson 2001GROUP Cernuum SUBGROUP Cernuum Drawing by © Jimenez and Hagsater and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Cuyuja Epidendrum [A village east of Quito Ecuador]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador on rocky slopes and roadside banks at elevations around 2700 to 2900 meters as a giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with erect, cane-like, terete, slightly thickening towards the middle stems producing new stems from the upper nodes of the previous stem and carrying numerous, all along upper 1/4 of the stem, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, unequally bilobed, progressively larger above leaves that blooms in the later fall on a terminal, erect, from both the primary and secondary stems, 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long, nutant, racemose, 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence with a single basal bract and with narrowly triangular, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, resupinate, sweetly fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaum 4 Plate 430 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing fide;