Epidendrum macasense Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Nanum Photo by © Edouard Faria

Another Flower Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Partial shadeWarmCoolLATEWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Macas Epidendrum [A town in Ecuador]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador on the eastern slopes of the Andes at elevations of 800 to 1800 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed stems carrying lanceolate, attenuate, succulent, acute, basally clasping leaves held all along the stem and all in one plane and blooms in the late winter on a terminal, pendant, subumbellate, 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature cane and carrying simultaneously opening, resupinate flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 155 Hagsater 1993 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 351 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 388 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 448 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section