Epidendrum microcarpum Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Macrostachyum SUBGROUP Macrostachyum Photo by © Alexander Reynolds.

Common NameThe Small Fruited Epidendrum

Flower Size 1/4" [8mm]

Found in southern Colombia and northcentral Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with erect, branching when mature, cane-like, terete, shortly branched stems carrying 5 to 6, on the branches, along all of the stem, alternate, spreading, elliptic-lanceolate, acute apically, minutely erose-denticulate marginally, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, occuring only once, racemose, sinuous inflorescence with shorter than to equal to the length of the ovary, triangular, finely erose margined floral bracts and carrying 3 to 9, simultaneously opening, non-resupinate flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Part 7 Plate 707 Hagsater 2004 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing good;