Epidendrum dialychilum Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Alpicoloum SUBGROUP Dialychilum

Plant and Flowers in situ Ecuador Photos by © Lourens Grobler

Part shadeHot CoolWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Separated Lip Epidendrum [refers to the lip which is completely free from the Column]

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru along the eastern slope of the Andes in airy, wet, tropical evergreen forests at elevations of 600 to 2000 meters as a small to just medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect, cane-like, terete stem carrying, 2 to 4, on the upper portion of the stem, narrowly lanceolate-elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, arcuate, racemose, 12 to 18 simultaneously opening inflorescence carrying resupinate flowers.

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References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Plate 128 Hagsater 1993 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 186 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 4 plate 419 Hagsater & Salazar 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 plate 434 Hagsater & Salazar 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 plate 475 Hagsater & Salazar 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 plate 481 Hagsater & Salazar 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 636 Bennett & Christenson 2001 as E dialychilum ssp peruvianum drawing ok

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