Epidendrum deltogastropodium Hágsater & E.Santiago 2004 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Gastropodium TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and Hagsater and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Triangular Foot Epidendrum [refers to the triangular shape at the base of the lip]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador on embankments at elevations of 3070 to 3200 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with branching near the apex, cane-like, terete, straight, thin stems with the main stem longer than the branches and carrying about ten, with 4 to 8 on the branches, all along the apical half, coriaceous, lanceolate, unequally bilobed, with a low dorsal keel, smooth, margin entire leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, short, thick, terete, thin, racemose, nutant, .32 to .4" [.8 to 1 cm] long including the very short peduncle, dense, simultaneously 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence that occurs only once, and has much shorter than the ovary, narrowly lanceolate, long-acuminate floral bracts and carrying pink colored flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaum 7 Plate 731 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 drawing fide; Orquideologia 24: 3 Ortiz & Hagsater 2005;