Epidendrum hexagonum Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Alberti SUBGROUP Allenii

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flower Photos by © Juan Sebastian Moreno and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part sun Cool Cold Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Six Sided Lip Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and northern Ecuador on rocky steep banks in cloud forests at elevations of 1500 to 2500 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte with cane-like, erect, simple, ancipitous stems carrying all along the upper 1/3 of the stem, several, elliptic-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal and pedunculate, lateral or sessile, in the later case from the node at the base of the tubular, ancipitous leaf sheath, originally racemose, producing several, successively single, 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence with a compressed peduncle and a rachis that is completely covered by distichous, not to scarcely imbricating, ovate, conduplicate, rounded to acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 144 Hagsater & Salazar 1993 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing ok;