Epidendrum rhizomaniacum Rchb. f. 1878 GROUP Difforme

Plant and FlowersPhotos by Karl Senghas

Another Flower?

Another Angle? Photos by Walter Teague

Common Name The Rhizome Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in western Ecuador in montane cloud forests at elevations of 250 to 1600 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with simple, ancipitose, cane-like, flattened, somewhat flexuous stems and carrying 5 to 9, widely ovate, apically bilobed to retuse leaves articulated to the stem and blooms at most any time of the year on an apical, shortly pedunculate, racemose, 1" [2.5 cm] long, inflorescence with simultaneously 2 to 3 flowers that arise successively for several years from the same cane.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 2 1963 photo fide to the first photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 094 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo not; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 094 Dodson 1989 see observations; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing good; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 972 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 13 Plate 1380 Hagsater 2010 drawing fide;