Epidendrum gonzalez-tamayoi Hágsater 1993 GROUP Nanodes Photo by Asocciacion Mexicana de Orquideas Website

Deep shadeWarm CoolFall

Common Name Gonzalez Tamayo's Epidendrum [Mexican Orchidist current]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Nayarit, Jalisco, Guerrero and Oaxaca states of Mexico on the Pacific slopes on oaks in open oak forests at elevations of 700 to 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect stem enveloped completely by imbricating leaf bases carrying succulent, ovate, bilobed, aristate, minutely erose-fimbriate margins, dorsally carinate green becoming suffused with purple when grown brighter leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, sessile, 2 flowered inflorescence with simultaneously opening, resupinate flowers

Differs from E schlechteriana in the brilliant green, purple infused leaves, 2 flowers and the sepals are shorter


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 136 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 drawing fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005 photo fide; Miniature Orchids, A Compendium Parsons and Gerritson 2013 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide