Epidendrum hugomedinae Hagsater & Dodson 2004 GROUP Bicirrhatum Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Common Name or Meaning Hugo Medina's Epidendrum [Sr Troyani, Euadorian collector, grower and discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .4"+ [1 cm+]

Found in southeastern Ecuador at elevations around 1600 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with thin, laterally compressed, cane-like stems carrying 7, suberect, fleshy, purple tinged, oblong-elliptic, acuminate, smooth, entire margined, deep green, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall on an apical, pluriracemose, arching, recurring over years, dense, many flowered, terete, thin, short inflorescence with the peduncle enveloped completely by a basal, widely ovate, acuminate, amplexicaul bract, and triangular-lanceolate, acuminate, gradually shorter floral bracts and carrying up to 28, simultaneous, resupinate, sweetly fragrant at noon flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Fascile 7 The Genus Epidendrum Part 4 Plate 713 Hagsater 2004 see recognition section; *Icones Orchidacearum Fascile 7 The Genus Epidendrum Part 4 Plate 745 Hagsater 2004 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Fascile 7 Plate 795 Hagsater 2004 see recognition section; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo fide; Orchids of Tropical America Meisel 2014 photo fide;