Epidendrum latisegmentum C.Schweinf. 1943 GROUP Arbusculum SUBGROUP Incomptum Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Winter Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Broad Segment Epidendrum [refers to the broad floral parts]

Flower Size 1.6 [4 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador and northern Peru at elevations around 600 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with cane-like, new stems produced form the subapical node of the previous stem, terete, straight stems carrying 4, clustered towards the apex of the stem, unequal, lowest one much smaller than the others, alternate, narrrowly elliptic, acute, smooth, oblique, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter through early summer on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, arching-nutant, peduncle laterally compressed, straight, carrying a basal, narrowly triangular, conduplicate, subacute bract, successively 3, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence withshorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate fleshy green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 850 Hagsater 2006 drawing fide;