Epidendrum miradoranum Dodson & D.E.Benn. 1989 GROUP Megalospathum Photo by © Erica Morón

Common Name or Meaning The Mirador Epidendrum [A Town in Peru where the first species was collected]

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4.3 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations around 2400 to 2600 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial on cool open, rocky slopes in cloud forest with cane-like, densely branched stems enveloped by approximate, tubular, articulated, foliaceous sheaths and carrying ovate-lanceolate, upper side with rose purple mottling, below pale green, acuminate leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, much reduced racemose inflorescence arising from an open, loose, ovate spathe and has 1 to 4, simultaneously opening flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planerarum Tropicarum Plate 66 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo ok; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo pg 131 definitely wrong!, page 133 right!