Epidendrum lloense [Lindl.] Hagsater & Dodson 1992 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuadorian Orchid Website


Common Name The Lloa Epidendrum [town Near Quito]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador on the western slopes in wet montane forests at elevations of 1600 to 3450 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with cane-like, terete, branching towards the apex stems carrying 3 to 6, narrowly lanceolate, unequally bilobed, subcoriaceous, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late winter through early fall on a terminal, arching, racemose, simultaneously 10 to 22 flowered inflorescence with shorter thant he ovary, narrowly triangular, acuminate, gradually shorter above floral bracts carrying resupinate, membraneous, yellowish brown, rarely greenish brown flowers.

Synonyms *Diothonea lloensis Lindl. 1834; Epidendrum podostylos Hagsater & Dodson 1993

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as Diothonaea lloense; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959 as Diothonea lloense; *Orquídea (Méx.) 12(2): 296. Hagsater 1992; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992 as Diothonea lloensis drawing good; Icones Orchidacearum 2 plate 175 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 3 plate 369 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 3 plate 374 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Orquideologia 24: 3 Ortiz & Hagsater 2005 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 7 plate 770 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 851 Hagsater 2006 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 plate 859 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 plate 879 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section;