Epidendrum ellemanniae Hágsater & Dodson 2001

  • Epidendrum ellemanniae Hágsater & Dodson 2001TYPE Drawing by Hagsater & Dodson and The Epidendra Website

    Partial shadeCold LATE Summer EARLYFall

    Common Name or Meaning Ellemann's Epidendrum [Danish Orchid Collector and Botanist current]

    Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

    Found in Loja Ecuador at elevations around 3400 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with an thin, cane-like, terete, producing new stems from the apical nodes of the pervious stems carrying 3 to 4, subcoriaceous, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, acute, minutely apiculate, minutely papillose along the apical margined leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, paniculate, erect, , to 12 to 13.2" [2 to 4.8 cm] long including the terete, thin peduncle, filiform, straight rachis, simultaneously 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate, single veined floral bracts and carrying resupinate, pale purplish, cream flowers


    References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 435 Hagsater 2001 drawing fide