Epidendrum dodsonii Hágsater & E.Santiago 2004 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea TYPE Drawing © by Hágsater & E.Santiago and The Epidendra Website


Common Name or Meaning Dodson's Epidendrum [American Orchid botanist in Ecuador, current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northern Ecuador on small trees on very steep hillsides at elevations around 1900 to 2600 meters as a large sized, cold growing epiphyte with branching, cane-like, terete, thin stems carrying 7 to 8, towards the apex of the stem, narrowly linear-lanceolate, unequally bilobed, apiculate leaves that blooms in the later summer and earlier fall on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, somewhat arching, 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long including the short peduncle, laxly, successively 4 at once, to 19 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying light brown to cream colored flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 732 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 drawing fide; Orquideologia vol 24 #1 2005