Epidendrum gentryi Dodson 1982 GROUP Alberti SUBGROUP Allenii Photo by Helge Vindenes and Flicker Orchid Photo Website

Part Shade Warm cool Spring TTHROUGH MIDsummer

Common Name Gentry's Epidendrum [American Botanist mostly in Ecuador 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador in sphagnum moss banks in upper wet montane cloud forests at elevations of 860 to 2100 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with simple, cane-like, terete, slightly thickened towards the middle, slightly flexuous, sub-arching to erect stems carrying 5 in the apical half, alternate, elliptic, acuminate, entire marginally, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring through mid summer on a terminal, racemose, new racemes arise from the base of the primary racemose, suberect, ancipitose, elongate, 3" [7.5 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence enveloped completely by 7 tubular, imbricate, oblong-elliptic, obtuse, striated bracts and longer than the ovary, tubular, imbricate, oblong-elliptic, obtuse, striated floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1250 Hagsater & Sanchez 2009 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 as E cf gentryi photo ok; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017