Epidendrum dactylodes Rchb.f. ex Hágsater 2009 GROUP Brevivenium Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Finger Epidendrum [refers to the finger-like lobes of the lip]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southernmost Colombia without elevational data as a small sized epiphyte with simple, cane-like, basally terete, somewhat laterally compressed towards the apex stems carrying 3, in the apical half of the stem, alternate, articulate, erect-spreading, lanceolate-elliptic, obtuse, margin entire leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, erect, racemose, occuring only once, peduncle thin, laterally compressed, ancipitous, with 2 subapical, narrowly elliptic, obtuse, conduplicate, very prominent bracts, rachis terete, thin, straight, simultaneously 25 flowered inflorescence with prominent, longer thant the ovary, linear-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers.

Synonyms P>References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1236 Hagsater & Santiago 2009 Drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;