Epidendrum arevaloi (Schltr.) Hágsater 1991 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea

Plant in situ Putumayo Colombia

Plant in situ Putumayo Colombia

Photos by © Jay Pfahl

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Common Name Arevalo's Epidendrum [Ecuadorian Orchid Collector early 1900's]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 2100 to 2680 meters, this one above Bogota Colombia, as a small to giant sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte and rarely terrestrial with cane-like, terete stems that branch from the mature apice and carrying 5 to 8, erect, coriaceous, narrowly lanceolate, unequally bilobed, minutely apiculate leaves that are held in the apical half that blooms from late spring to fall on a terminal, arching, successively many flowered, racemose inflorescence with progressively shorter, triangular, acuminate floral bracts carrying 6 to 9, simultaneous flowers.

Synonyms *Diothonea arevaloi Schltr.1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:61 Schlechter 1924 as Diothonaea arevaloi; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 706 Hagsater 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 809 Hagsater 2006 drawing fide;

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