Epidendrum mesogastropodium Hágsater & Dodson 2004 Photo by © Andreas Kay and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The In Between Gastropodium-Like Epidendrum [refers to this species being intermediate between E melamnogastrium and E gastropodium

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 2300 to 3400 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphytye with branching near the apex, canelike, terete, thin, straight stem carrying 5 to 6 on the branches, thoughout the apical half, coriaceous, alternate, narrowly lanceolate, bilobed apically, low dorsal keel, minutely crenulate apical margin leaves that blooms in the winter through fall on a terminal, erect, racemose, short, nutant, occuring only once, thin, terete, successively 6, 10 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 759 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 Drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;