Epidendrum jativae Dodson 1980 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Gastropodium Photo by Eric Hagsater

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Dodson and The Plant Illustration Website

Common Name Jativa's Epidendrum [Co-collector of species current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador in wet, montane cloud forests at elevations around 730 to 1700 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with creeping, often branching then erect, produced from the base of some upper stems, cane-like, erect, terete, thin, straight stems enveloped by tubular sheaths which are leaf bearing and carrying loosely distichous, erect to spreading, membraneous, narrowly ovate to oblong, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, arcuate, to .4" [1 cm] long, congested, successively few, 8 to 13 flowered inflorescence with about half as long as the ovary, gradually shorter, narrowly triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, greenish, more or less tinged with burgundy red to purplish brown flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum plate 085 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing fide; Orquideologia 24: 3 Ortiz & Hagsater 2005 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 847 Hagsater 2006 drawing fide;