Epidendrum llaviucoense Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Excisum SUBGROUP Excisum TYPE Drawing by Jimenezand The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold LATE Winter

Common Name The Laguna Llaviuco Epidendrum [A Lake in southern Ecuador]

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in Azuay Ecuador on the western slope of the Andes in montane forests at elevations of 3100 to 3200 meters as a large sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, simple, cane-like, terete stems carrying numerous, alternate, articulate, all along the stem, elliptic, obtuse, subcoriaceous, minutely denticulate margin towards the apex leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, arising through 2, prominent, acute, embracing the peduncle and part of the rachis spathes, peduncle terete, racmose to paniculate [with a short branch hidden by the spathes, arching-nutant, simultaneously [fruits as well] several flowered inflorescence with much longer to shorter than the ovary, triangular, long acuminate, filiform floral bracts and carrying resupinate, white to pale green flowers with purple stripes on the outside..


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 plate 454 Hagsater & Dodson 2001 drawing fide;