Epidendrum gracilibracteatum Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Pergracile TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

Part ShadeCold LATEFall EARLY Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Graceful Bracted Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador at elevations around 2800 to 3000 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with terete below, laterally compressed above, arising from near the middle of the previous stem carrying 4 along the apical 1/2, lanceolate, acute, unequal leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a terminal, from the mature stem, racemose, arching, 4.8" [12 cm] long including the 2" [5 cm] long, erect peduncle, rachis producing other racemes from the nodes over various years, simultaneously 25 to 30 flowered inflorescence with linear-triangular, acuminate, much longer to as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers with the yellow lip facing the rachis and with tepals pinkish yellow and a red anther


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Novo-Galiciana Vol 16 Orchidaceae McVaugh 1985 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 440 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing fide;