Epidendrum jessupiorum Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Nanum Photo by © Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Part shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Jessup's Epidendrum [American Orchid Enthusiasts current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in central Ecuador on the eastern slopes of the Andes at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with laterally compressed, pendent with age stems that branch with age from the middle internode of the previous stem enveloped by imbricating, foliaceous sheaths and carrying 3 to 7, all along the stem, articulate, lanceolate, acute, succulent leaves that blooms in the spring on an apical, sessile, single flowered inflorescence with 2, imbricating, ovate, conduplicate, rounded apically floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with rose colored sepals and the petals, lip and column are yellowish green or white.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 448 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing fide;