Epidendrum lawessonii Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Sumacoense Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold LATER Fall

Common Name Lawesson’s Epidendrum [Danish Botanist and Type Collector current]

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in central Ecuador on the slopes of the Tungurhua volcano in montane forests at elevations of 2000 to 3800 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, cane-like, laterally compressed branching above stems carrying numerous, all along the stem,alternate, elliptic, unequally bilobed, retuse leaves that blooms in the late fall on a terminal, racemose, occuring only once, without a spathe, arcuate, peduncle short, terete, naked, provided with one median bract, 3.2” [8 cm] long, simultaneously 9 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, whit to cream colored flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 453 Hagsater & Dodson 2001 drawing fide;