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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