Epidendrum lima Lindl. 1853 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Fritzianum Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold Winter Spring

Common Name The ? Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2 [3 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 2700 to 3300 meters as a indeterminate sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, erect, straight stem [main stem not seen] carrying 5 to 10, all along the branches, alternate, articulate, basal leaf smaller, ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, acute to short acuminate, apical margin papillose leaves that blooms in the winter through spring on a terminal, without a spathe, occuring only once, peduncle subterete, thin with a single basal rtriangular-lanceolate, long acuminte, amplexicaul bract, racemose to paniculate, suberect, successively 2 to 5, 5 to 12 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular-lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, pale green to yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia 24: 3 Ortiz & Hagsater 2005 as E cf lima; Icones Orchidacearum 12 plate 1261 Hagsater & Santiago 2009 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;