Epidendrum guacamayense Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Elleanthoides SUBGROUP Guacamayense TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater The Epidendra Website

Part Shade Cool Cold WinterSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Cordillera de Guacamaya Epidendrum [mountain range in central Ecuador]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Ecuador in wet cloud forests at elevations around 1850 to 2600 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte with erect, straight, terete, cane-like, branched when mature, branches smaller stems carrying a few, towards the apex of the stems, deciduous, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, grasslike leaves that blooms in the winter through spring on a terminal, from the main stem and the branches, occuring only once, 1.6 to 5.2" [4 to 13 cm] long, arcuate, paniculate, rachis zigzag, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with yellowish green flowers that barely open with bronze colored sepals .

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 460 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Icone Orchidacearum 2 Plate 139 Hagsater & Salazar 1993 drawing fide;

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