Epidendrum quisayanum Schltr. 1916 GROUP Megagastrium

Another Flower

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flowers Photos by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower Photo by Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved

Common Name or Meaning The Quisaya Epidendrum [a town in Pichincha Ecuador]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador in upper montane cloud forests on the western slopes of the Andes as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial on steep embankments at elevations of 1300 to 3300 meters with short stems branching from near the base or from the midpoint of the previous stem and enveloped completely by distichous, leafless and leafbearing sheaths and carrying fleshy, coriaceous, ovate, obtuse apically, dark green, narrowing below into the quasi-cordate leaves that blooms in the winter, spring or fall on a terminal, racemose, often successively single, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with 2 enlarged, basal sheaths

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 483 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 373 Hagsater & Sanchez 1999 in recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 417 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 in recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 482 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 in recognition section; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #2 2016 photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;