Epidendrum mimopsis Hágsater & Dodson 2004 GROUP Secundum SUBGROUP Calanthum TYPE Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Mimicing E Mimeticum Epidendrum

Flower Size 1” [2.5 cm]

Found in southernmost Ecuador on the eastern slope of the Andes at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete, thin, straight stems carrying numerous, all along apical 2/3rds of the stem, coriaceous, smooth, oblong-lanceolate, rounded, slightly bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, racemose, peduncle elongate, terete, thin, enveloped almost completely by acute, tubular bracts, 10.8” [27 cm] long, rachis 2” [5 cm] long, terete, in an umbel, successively 8 to 16 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, lanceolate acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, all in one horizontal plane, purple flowers with the calli and keel yellow.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 761 Hagsater & Dodson 2004 drawing fide;