Epidendrum platyclinium Hágsater & Dodson 1999 GROUP Megalospathum SUBGROUP Vesicicaule

Another Angle Photos by © Lourens Grobler

Part Sun HotWarm Spring

Common Name The Broad Clinandrium Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador around Loja at elevations of 2600 to 2900 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing caespitose terrestrial or epiphyte with laterally compressed, short, branching stems carrying 4 to 14, ovate-elliptic, apiculate leaves that blooms in the spring without a spathe on an apical, erect, racemose, simultaneously 8 to 30 flowered inflorescence enveloped by tubular, acute, conduplicate bracts and acuminate floral bracts that are 1/4 to 1/2 the length of the ovary and carry resupinate flowers.

This species is in a group of about 12 species that have often in the past been considered synomonous and are spread from Colombia to Bolivia. The separated species include E. cardiomorphum, Epidendrum calyptratoides,Epidendrum calyptratum, Epidendrum calyptrectylosum; Epidendrum chaparense, Epidendrum falcivesicicaule, Epidendrum lagotis; Epidendrum pachyclinium, Epidendrum platyclinium, Epidendrum platypetalum and Epidendrum vesicicaule


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 371 Hagsater 1999; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 15 [2] Plate 1574 Hagsater & Santiago 2016 see recongnition section;