Epidendrum iltisorum Dodson 1980 GROUP Nanodes

TYPE Drawing by Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Iltis' Epidendrum [American Botany professor Dr Hugh Iltis and his son Michael who collected the type]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in western Ecuador at elevations of 10 to 30 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with cane-like, flattened, erect stems enveloped completely by close set, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying several, distichous, spreading, coriaceous, recurved apically, green lower leaves, the uppermost red, narrowly ovate, acuminate leaves, that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by inflated bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 380 Dodson 1980 drawing fide

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