Epidendrum harlingii Hágsater & Dodson 2001GROUP Frutex TYPE Drawing by © Lopez, Hagsater & Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Part sun Cold Spring Fall

Common Name Harling's Epidendrum [Swedish Orchid Collector and botanist current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador on the eastern side of the Andes in wet bogs and cloud forests at elevations of 3200 to 3450 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with cane-like, simple, erect, terete stems carrying 10 to 16, all along the stem, coriaceous, narrowly lanceolate, obtuse, dorsally carinate, minutely apiculate, margin entire, revolute, rugose above leaves that blooms in the fall and spring on an apical, erect, peduncle short .64 to 1.2" [1.6 to 3 cm] long, naked, paniculate, branches arcuate-nodding, .8 to 4" [2 to 10 cm] long, somewhat zig-zag, 2 to 5" [5 to 12.5 cm] long overall, rachis, terete, mostly successively to 35 flowered inflorescence with triangular-ovate, as long as the ovary, acute floral bracts and carrying flowers with the lip facing the rachis and with the tepals yellowish green to brown violet, the lip greener.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Orchidacearum 4 plate 443 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing fide;