Epidendrum dalessandroi Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Alberti SUBGROUP AlbertiTYPE Drawing © by Lopez, Hagsater & Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Cold Winter

Common Name or Meaning D'Alessandro's Epidendrum [American Orchid Enthusiast and Agronomist current]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador in wet bogs of cloud forests at elevations around 2100 to 2800 meters as a giant sized, cold growing epiphyte with branching, cane-like, terete in the basal portion, ancipitous above stems carrying numerous, distributed all along the stem, narrowly elliptic, acuminate apically leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal and or lateral, compound-racemose [produces new racemes from the bracts of the original peduncle with time], 5 to 8" [12.5 to 20 cm] long including the 3.6 to 4.4" [9 to 11 cm] long, elongate, ancipitose peduncle with prominent bracts, successively single, to 15 flowered inflorescence without a spathe and carrying longer than the ovary, oblong-elliptic, obtuse to rounded, conduplicate, imbricate floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaeum 4 Plate 433 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing fide;