Epidendrum hemihenomenum Hágsater & Dodson 2004 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea

TYPE Drawing PHOTO Ventura/TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez, Hagsater & Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Part sun Cold EARLYSummer

Common Name The Half United Epidendrum [refers to the column and lip that are united at the basal half]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador on the western side of the Andes in cloud forests at elevations of 3000 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with cane-like, arising from the upper internodes of the previous stem, erect, terete, thin, straight, tinted purple stems carrying numerous, all along the stem, 5 persistent at the apex, subcoriaceous, articulate, distichous, linear-lanceolate, rounded apically, minutely bilobed, minutely dorsally keeled, purple tinted, margin entire leaves that blooms in the early summer on an apical, arching-nutant, occuring only once, short to 1" [2.5 cm] long, terete, thin, successively to 4, 9 flowered inflorescence with triangular-ovate, as long as the ovary, acute floral bracts and carrying 4 open at once, resupinate, fleshy, reddish brown flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 742 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 24 #1 2005 photo ok; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 Photo fide;