Epidendrum vandifolium Lindl. 1849 GROUP Anisatum Photo by © Hagsater

Another Inflorescence Photo by © Noble Bashor.

Common Name The Vanda Like Leaved Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Sinaloa Mx., 1920m elev., near Devils Backbone on Mazatlan to Durango rd. epiphytic on oaks

Found in Sinaloa and Durango states of Mexico on the Pacific coast in pine-oak forests at elevations of 1100 to 1920 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a cane-like stem carrying several disitchous, linear, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, arcuate to pendant, racemose, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence with scented flowers .

Part of the E anisatum/gladiatum complex but differs from E anisatum in a scent other than anise, wider leaves amd cuneate lip [instead of triangular], red to purple flowers with a darker disc and flowers.

Synonyms Epidendrum durangense Hágsater & Holman 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list as Synonym to E vandifolium, IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; ORQUIDEA (Méx.) 9(2): 1984 as E durangensedrawing/photo fide; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985 as E durangense; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005;