Epidendrum fagerlindii Hágsater & Dodson 2004 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Sumacoense Type Drawing by © Hagsater & Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Partial shade Cold Fall Winter

Common Name or Meaning Fagerlind's Epidendrum [Swedish? Orchid Collector in the 1950's]

Flower Size 1.36" [3.4 cm]

Found in northernmost Ecuador at elevations around 3200 meters as a giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with terete, cane-like, branching, main stem very long with short, flowering branches carrying numerous on the main stem, 5 to 6 on the branches, subcoriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate, unequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the fall to winter on terminal, on the main stem as well as the branches, racemose, nutant, occuring only once, 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long including the short, terete, naked peduncle, more or less successively to 12 at once, to 25 flowered inflorescence with half as long as the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, pale greenish yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 736 Hagsater & Dodson 2004