Epidendrum gualaquicense Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Cristatum SUBGROUP Cnemidophorum TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater & Dodson The Epidendra Website

Part Shade Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Gualiquiza Epidendrum [The Type locality in Ecuador]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador on the eastern slopes in disturbed primary forests at elevations around 1450 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, cane-like, terete, simple, straight stems carrying numerous, linear-lanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, racemose, suberect, producing new racemes in time, 6.4" [16 cm] long inflorescence including the peduncle completely enveloped by imbricating, spathaceous, conduplicate bracts, simultaneously 7 to 9 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, ovate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers with the tepals greeen and a white lip.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icone Orchidacearum 4 Plate 442 Hagsater & Dodson 2001 drawing fide;