Epidendrum fritzidalessandroi Hágsater & E.Santiago 2010 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Fritzitanum Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold Fall

Common Name Dalessandro's E fritzianum-Like Epidendrum [Refers to its similarity to E fritzianum and collected by Dalessandro]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador at elevations of 2850 meters as a small sized, cold growing monopodial terrestrial with cane-like, erect, straight, main stem branching in maturty stems, short branches arise throughout the apical half of the main stem and carrying numerous thought the main stem, usually with 3 aggregate towards the apex of the branches, oblong-elliptic, subacute, margins entire leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, racemose, arishing-nutant, occuring only once, peduncle short, terete, smooth, successively 1 to 2, to 6 flowered inflorescence with half as long or more than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, yellow green flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1331 Hágsater & Santiago 2010 drawing fide