Epidendrum greenwoodii Hágsater 1987 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Arbuscula Photo by © Rudy Bachmann

TYPE Photo TYPE Photo by © Eric Hagsater and The AMO Herbaria Website

FragrancePart sunCool ColdFall THROUGHSpring

Common Name Greenwood's Epidendrum [Canadian Orchid Enthusiast in Oaxaca later 1900's]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Oaxaca Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador in oak and pine forests often in cloudy conditions at elevations of 1780 to 2500 meters as a cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a simple, terete, straight, cane-like stem arising from the middle internode of the previous stem and carrying 3 to 6, aggregate towards the apex of the stem, alternate, articulate, subcoriaceous, smooth, green, margin entire, narrowly elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the fall through spring on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, arching, laterally compressed basally, simulataneously 12 to 32 flowering inflorescence with somewhat less than half the length of the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying nocturnally, sweetly fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *ORQUIDEA (Méx.) 10 (2) Hagsater 1987 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1129 Hagsater 2008 drawing fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide<