Epidendrum lindae Hágsater & Dodson 1999 GROUP Aquaticum Photo by © Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Full Shade CoolColdSpring

Common Name Linda's Epidendrum [Linda Escobar Colombian Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [.5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in montane cloudforests at elevations of 1700 to 2580 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with erect, branching, rigid, cane-like stems enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths and each carrying oblong, rounded, entire, dorsally somewhat carinate leaves that blooms in the spring on an apical, flowering only once, paniculate to racemose, erect, 2.4 to 6" [6 to 15 cm] long, to 24 flowered inflorescence with non-resupinate, successively opening, 2 to 7 open at a time, fleshy flowers

Part of the E aquaticum group and differs from E carnosiflorum by having wider leaves and paniculate inflorescence with smaller flowers. E rugulosum differs in having narrowly linear-oblong leaves and a simple inflorescence and larger flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceae 3 plate 345 Hagasater & Dodson 1999 drawing fide; Icones Orchidaceae 7 plate 717 Hagasater & Dodson 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 790 Hagsater 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1348 Hagsater 2010 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1349 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 Photo fide;