Epidendrum littorale Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Difforme 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