Epidendrum humeadorense Hágsater & Dodson 1999 GROUP Macrostachyum Photo by © Angie Hemker

TYPE Drawing TYPE drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold Spring MID Spring

Common Name The Humeadora Epidendrum [refers to a waterfall in the type area]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in northernmost Ecuador on the wesrtern slope of the Andes in montane cloud forests at elevations around 2300 meters as a giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with erect, branching with age, cane-like, terete stems carrying numerous, all along the stem, branches mostly 5 to 6, unequal in size, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, acute, margin finely erose-denticulate leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, racemose, without a spathe, on a mature stem, occuring only once, erect, flexuous, 3.2 to 5.2" [8 to 13 cm] long, simultaneosuly 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence with shorter to equal to the length of the ovary, progressively shorter above, cucullate, avate, margin undulate, finely erose floral bracts and carrying non resupinate, yellowish green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 335 Hagsater & Dodson 1999 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #10 2016 photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 Photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #10 2016 photo not = E bangii;