Epidendrum loejtnantii Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Mancum SUBGROUP Cylindraceum TYPE Drawing by Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold Fall

Common Name Loetjnant’s Epidendrum [Danish Botanist and Ecuadorian Orchid Collector in the 1970’s]

Flower Size .6” [1.5 cm]

Found in Carchi Ecuador on the eastern slope of the Andes in montane forests at elevations of 240 0to 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing repent herb with cane-like, produced from the middle of the previous stem, laterally compressed above stems carrying 2, apical, narrowly lanceolate-elliptic, unequally bilobed, aristate leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, arising through 1 to 2, tubular, parellel sided, acute spathes, racemose, peduncle erect, successively 50 or more flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with yellow spotteed ochre sepals, pale greenish yellow petals and a whitish lip with violet dots.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 plate 455 Hagsater & Dodson 2001 drawing fide;