Epidendrum macroophorum Hágsater & Dodson 1999 GROUP Nocturnum

Photo by © Alex Reynolds and the ORCHIDS of MAQUIPUCUNA Website

Common Name The Large Ovary Epidendrum

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador on the western slopes of the Andes in wet forests on rocks and trees at elevations around 100 to 2600 meters as a medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with simple, laterally compressed above, terete below stems carrying 6 to 10, towards the apex, elliptic to oblong, retuse, coriaceous leaves with laterally compressed sheaths that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, pluriracemose, successively single, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with floral bracts that are much shorter than the ovaries which are 4 times longer than the sepals.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 097 Dodson 1980 Drawing in error; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 350 Hagsater & Salazar 1999 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1313 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1326 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 photo drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;