Epidendrum linderi Hágsater & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Soratae Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold Winter Spring Summer

Common Name Linder’s Epidendrum [Ecuadorian Botanist and collector of type current]

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador on the upper Amazon slope of the Andes at elevations around 2400 to 2900 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with branching, cane-like, terete, thin, branches shorter than the main stem carrying 5 to 7 alternate, articulate, subcoriaceous, green purple to purple red, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, obtuse, minutely apiculate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter, spring through summer on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, very short, peduncle .04” [1 mm] long, sessile, .08 to .16” long overall, simultaneously 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular-lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul, purple red floral bracts and carrying resupinate, yellow to green with purple flushing through the segments of the flowers and on the apex of the column


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 plate 1451 Hagsater & Santiago 2013 drawing fide;