Epidendrum hirtzipaniculatum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2010 GROUP Pseudoepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum < TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool LATE Spring

Common Name Hirtz's E paniculatum-Like Epidendrum [Ecuadorian engineer and Orchid enthusiast current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador on the Western Cordillera at elevations around 1800 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, basally terete, laterally compressed above, erect, straight stems carrying 6, alternate, articulate, all along the apical half of the stem, unequal in size, basal one smaller, elliptic, acuminate, amplexicaul leaves that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, paniculate, occuring only once, peduncle somewhat flattened, straight, almost totally enveloepd by an acuminate, tubular bract, rachis with 3 branches, each with a prominent, triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul bract, laxly, simultaneously to 90 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green flowers with a white column and lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1339 Hagsater & Santiago 2010 drawing fide;