Epidendrum guagra-urcuense Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Cernuum TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez & Hagsater & Dodson The Epidendra Website

Part Shade Cold Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Guagra-Urcu Epidendrum [A mountain in northern Ecuador]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northern Ecuador in montane forests at elevations around 2600 meters as a large sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, cane-like, laterally compressed, ancipitose stems carrying numerous, lanceolate to elliptic, unequally bilobed, retuse leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, on the mature main stem, occuring only once, racemose, arching, semispherical, 2.6" [6.5 cm] long including the reduced, terete, nude peduncle, simultaneously 12 flowered inflorescence with much shortre than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, yellowish flowers

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icone Orchidacearum 4 Plate 441 Hagsater & Dodson 2001 drawing fide;