Epidendrum platypetalum Hágsater 2001 GROUP Megalospathum Photo by Š Carlos Augusto Mesa Londoņo and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Flat Petaled Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 2500 meters as small sized, cold growing, hanging epiphyte or lithophyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed stems carrying all along the stem, unequal, fleshy-subcoriaceous, progressively larger, oblique, narrowly ovate, acute, basally clasping leaves with infundibuliform sheaths that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a terminal, erect, short, 2 flowered inflorescence arising through 1 to 2 spathes with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, non-resupinate flowers.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 472 Hagsater 2001 drawing fide;

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