Epidendrum mesocarpum Hágsater 1999 GROUP Nocturnum TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Middle Fruit Epidendrum [refers tothe position of the capsule in relation to the pedicel and apical neck]

Flower Size 2” [5 cm]

Found in Oaxaca and Chiapas states of Mexico, GuatemalaEl Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua in pine/oak forests at elevations of 950 to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with simple, ancipitous, somewhat flexuous above stems carrying 3 to 5, all along the upper 1/2 of the stem, ovate, coriaceous, bilobed, somewhat concave and upright leaves that blooms in the late spring, summer and fall on a terminal, on a maturing stem, pluriracemosehidden within the apical leaf, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, clasping, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying occasionally cleistogamus flowers with the teplas yellowish green, the sepals somewhat tinged with purple outside, lip white, callus faint yellow the column white with a greenish base.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 355 Hagsater 1999 drawing fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005;