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

Part Shade Warm cold 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 szied, warm to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with simple, cane-like, terete, slightly thickened medianally, 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

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1250 Hagsater & Sanchez 2009 drawing fide;

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