Epidendrum jasminosmum Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Porphyreum Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

FragrancePartial shadeHotCoolWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Jasmine-Scented Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru on the eastern slope of the Andes at elevations of 400 to 1100 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete stems carrying elliptic, acuminate, basally clasping leaves held in the upper 2/3's of the stem and blooms in the winter on a terminal, paniculate, erect, 4 to 11.2" [10 to 28 cm] long, 8 to 150 flowered inflorescence, occuring only once and carrying simultaneously opening, fragrant flowers.

Part of the Paniculatum group and most similar to E atacazoicum but it has non-fragrant flowers and a compact pyramid-shaped inflorescence of pink flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Part 3 Plate 447 Hagsater 2001 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide;