Epidendrum fritzicardium Hágsater & E.Santiago 2009 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Fritzcardium Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold

Common Name Heart-Shaped E fritzianum-Like Epidendrum [Refers to its similarity to E fritzianum but with a heart shaped acuminate lip]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador on the upper Amazon slope of the Andes at elevations around 2850 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with cane-like, terete, erect, subapically branching, below the leaves stems carrying 5 to 7, on the branches, all along the apical half, alternate, articulate, spreading, coriaceous, ovate-elliptic, obtuses, margin minutely ciliate leaves that blooms on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose to paniculate, arching-nutant, peduncle short, subterete, with a narrowly triangular, acuminate bract, laxly, simultaneously 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence with prominent, nearly as long as the ovary, triangular-lanceolate, long-acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1246 Hágsater & Santiago 2009 drawing fide