Epidendrum microdiothoneum Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea Photo by The Storczyki Website

Inflorescence Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

FragrancePartial shade Cool ColdLATESummerfall

Common Name or Meaning The Tiny Diothoneum Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador on the western slopes of the Andes at elevations of 1900 to 2200 meters as a small to large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with terete, branching, cane-like stems carrying numerous, towards the apex of the terminal stem, linear-lanceolate, unequally bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, arching, glomerulose, short, 10 to 11 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature stem and carrying simultaneously opening, resupinate, very fragrant [pears] flowers.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 459 Hagsater 2001 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 732 Hagsater 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 706 Hagsater 2004 see recognition section; Orquideologia 24: 3 Ortiz & Hagsater 2005 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 847 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section;

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