Epidendrum iguagoi Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Turivalvae TYPE Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Warm Summer

Common Name Iguago's Epidendrum [Ecuadorian orchid Collector current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Napo Ecuador in the lower Amazon basin at elevations around 500 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed stems carrying 8 to 9 narrowly elliptic, acuminate leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, racemose, peduncle 3.8" [9.5 cm] long, laterally compressed, partially enveloped by tubular bracts, rachis zigzag, arching, thin, to 5.6" [14 cm] long overall, simultaneously 7 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, flowers with the sepals and petals reddish-green and the lip is yellow.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 446 Hágsater & Dodson 2001 drawing fide