Epidendrum dialyrhombicum Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Alpicoloum SUBGROUP Dialychilum TYPE Drawing © by Hagsater & Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Hot Cool LATERFall Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Free Rhombic Lip Epidendrum [refers to the lip being free from the column and that the apex of the lip is rhombic]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 400 to 1650 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing caespitose epiphyte with erect, cane-like, simple, laterally compressed, flexuous, ancipitose stems carrying 4 to 6, articulate, in the upper 2/3's of the stem, linear-lanceolate, acuminate apically, grasslike, progressively larger above leaves that blooms in the fall through winter on an erect, racemose, terminal, shorter than the leaves, 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle that is concealed by the 1 to 2, acute, longer than the peduncle spathes, simultaneously 15 to 26 flowered inflorescence with twice as long as the ovary, very thin, linear-triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate deep green flowers with a white lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 434 Hagsater & Dodson 2001 drawing fide