Epidendrum lateritium Hágsater & Jenny 2010 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea TYPE Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold Winter

Common Name The Dark Brick Red Epidendrum [refers to the flowers color]

Flower Size .4” [1 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador at elevations around 2600 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with cane-like, terete, arising from the apical internodes of the previous stem, thin, erect, straight stem carrying about 8, all along the stem, spreading, slightly arching, alternate, articulate, subcoriaceous, linear-lanceolate, rounded apcially, bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, peduncle very short, terete, thin, naked, rachis hidden by the flowers sub-umbelliform, arching, successively from the base of the rachis upwards to eventually being simultaneously 22 flowered inflorescence with about half as long as the ovary, narrowly triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers that are spirally arranged around the rachis and are reddish brown at the base and the apicaes of the tepals are lustrous orange, the column is greenish orange at the base and reddish ppurple towards teh apex and the keels of the lip are orange.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1345 Hagsater & Jenny 2010 drawing fide;