Epidendrum ilinizae Hágsater & Dodson 1999 GROUP Kalopternix SUBGROUP Serpens

TYPE DrawingPhoto by Alexander Hirtz/TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Mt Iliniza Epidendrum [Ecuadorian mountain where the type was found]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Cotopaxi Ecuador in tall wet cloud forests elevations around 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing, pendent epiphyte with pendent terete, 4 noded, 1 short and three longer, somewhat thickened, new stems arise from the apical node of the previous stem each stem with an ovate, conduplicate, short, bladeless sheath and carrying a single, apcial, oblong-elliptic, acute coriaceous, margin somewhat revolute leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, on a mature stem, racemose, very short, 3 wide bracts, single flowered inflorescence carrying a resupinate red flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 337 Hágsater & Dodson 1999 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide;