Epidendrum lembotylosum Hágsater & Dodson 2004 GROUP Ellianthoides SUBGROUP Rhombochilum TYPE Drawing by Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold Fall

Common Name The Boat Shaped Callus Epidendrum

Flower Size .6” [1.5 cm]

Found in Morona Santiago Ecuador on the eastern slope of the Andes at elevations above 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with suberect, scarcely branching near the apex, terete, thin stems carrying numerous on the main stem, 2 to 3 on the branches, all towards the apex, linear-lanceolate, acute, apical margin erose crenulate leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, paniculate, the branch short, occasionally lacking, thus racemose, arching-nutant, peduncle terete, filiform, rachis straight, successively single, 3 to 6 per raceme, with much shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying reddish-brown violet flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 plate 753 Hagsater & Dodson 2004 drawing fide;