Epidendrum hueycantenangense Hágsater & García-Cruz 1993

Inflorescence Photo by © Weyman Bussey


Common Name The Hueycantantengo Epidendrum [A Town in Guerrero state of Mexico]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte in Guerrero and Oaxaca states of Mexico at elevations of 1800 to 1950 meters with cane-like, simple, erect, terete stems carrying 3 to 10, narrowly lanceolate, obtuse, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, pendant, 3" [7.5 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence that arises from the same cane successively over several years.

Closely related to E costatum, E oaxacanum, E guerrerense and E mixtecanum

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 141 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 The Genus Epidendrum Part 1 Plate 146 Hagsater 1993 drawing fide