Epidendrum involutum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Pergracile TYPE Drawing by © Eric Hagsater & Santiago

Part Shade Cold Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Inward Turning Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador at elevations around 3100 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, short, thin, the basal half terete, the apical half laterally compressed, erect, straight stems, carrying 5 on the apical half of the stems, articulate, alternate, unequal in size (the basal one smaller), linear-lanceolate, apex obtuse, with a low dorsal keel, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, racemose, arching, 7.2 to 8.4" [18 to 21 cm] long including the 3.6 to 4.4" [9-11 cm] long, elongate, laterally compressed, ancipitose, thin, straight, covered by the spathaceous bracts peduncle successively several, 10 to 18 flowered inflorescence with nearly as long as the ovary, the apical bracts gradually smaller, narrowly triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1444 Hagsater & Santiago 2013 drawing fide;