Epidendrum hagsateri Christenson 1995 GROUP Falcatum Photo by Asocciacion Mexicana de Orquideas Website

NOCTURNAL Fragrant Deep shadeCoolWarm SpringSummer

Common Name Hagsater's Epidendrum [Mexican Orchidist and Epidendrum specialist current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Guerrero and Oaxaca states of Mexico at elevations around 1900 to 2550 meters as a small sized, cool to cold, pendant to hanging epiphyte with simple, thickened, fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by 3 to 6, papiraceous sheaths and carrying 3 to 5, aggregate towards the apex, subcoriaceous, elliptic to oblanceolate, acute, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an apical, erect, racemose, cylindrical, terete, short, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence with 1 to 2, conduplicate, oblong-triangular, acuminate to acute bracts and much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying simultaneous, nocturnally [soap] fragrant flowers arising on a newly developing to mature stem.

CAUTION!!!!!! In my taxonomic scheme this species would be better placed within Coilostylis but to date has not been named as such.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 1 Plate 39 as E pugioniforme not = E hagsateri drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1337 Hagsater 2010 drawing fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide<