Epidendrum madsenii Hágsater & Dodson 1999 GROUP Nanum

Plant Photos by Oliver Lenhard ©

Part Sun Cool Springfall

Common Name Madsen's Epidendrum [Danish Collector of Species current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador on the eastern slope of the Andes along rivers at elevations of 1100 to 2000 meters as a cool, pendant growing epiphyte with stout, laterally compressed canes arising from near the apex of the previous cane enveloped completely by basally clasping, leaf-bearing sheaths each carrying articulate, evanescent, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acute, succulent leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on an apical, racemose, subcorymbose, 6 to 9 flowered inflorescence with simultaneously opening flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 351 Hagsater 1999 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 388 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 400 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 448 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section;