Epidendrum neoviridiflorum Hágsater 1992 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea Photo by © Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing of Diothonaea viridiflora by © Schlechter


Inflorescence? Photos by © Lourens Grobler


Common Name The New Viridiflorum Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador on the western slopes of the Andes at elevations of 1800 to 3400 meters as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with cane-like, terete stems arising out of the apex of the previous stem and carrying 15 to more, alternate, suberect, coriaceous, lanceolate, bilobed apically, slightly crenulate towards the apex, leaves attached to striated, tubular, rugose sheaths that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, arching-nutant, racemose, terete, short, 13 to 18 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts that are shorter than the ovaries and carry simultaneously opening, resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Diothonea viridiflora Schltr.1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 8: 66 Ecuador Schlechter 1921 as Diothonea viridiflora; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 57 Figuren Altlas Schlechter 1929 as Diothonea viridiflora Drawing ok; *Orquídea (Méx.) 12(2): 296. Hagsater 1992; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Orquideologia 24: 3 Ortiz & Hagsater 2005 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 plate 838 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 plate 859 Hagsater 2006 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 plate 879 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section;