Epidendrum littorale Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Difforme Photo by The Mundiflora Orchid Website

Another Plant Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Partial shade HotWarmSpringEARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Coastal Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador on the western slopes of the Andes at elevations of 300 to 600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete, slightly flexuous stems carrying 7 to 9, elliptic, coriaceous, apically bilobed, basally clasping leaves held all along the stem and blooms in the spring and early summer on a terminal, subumbellate, erect, short, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence, occuring only once and carrying simultaneously opening flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 153 Hagsater 1993 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 418 Hagsater 2001; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing fide; Orchids of the Darien Gap Kolanowska 2014 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 Drawing fide;