Epidendrum erectifolium Hágsater & L. Sánchez S. 1993 GROUP Difforme Photo by © Gaudi Uribe Puebla


Common Name The Erect Leafed Epidendrum

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3.2 cm]

Found in Chiapas state of Mexico in the central plateau at elevations of 1000 to 1600 meters as a miniature to just medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with cane-like, terete, slightly flexous stems enveloped completely by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 3 to 8, erect, sub-coriaceous to succulent, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, unequally bilobed apically, basally clasping and articulate to the leaf-bearing sheaths that blooms in the winter through spring on a terminal, subumbellate, few to several flowered inflorescence that arises on a newly matured pseudobulb carrying 9 to 11, simultaneous, resupinate, fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 plate 131 Hagsater & Salazar 1993 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 157 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 5 & 6 Plate 582 Hagsater 2002 see recognition section; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #3 2019 photo fide;