Epidendrum mocinoi Hágsater 1999GROUP Spathiger SUBGROUP Rigidum TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name Mocino’s Epidendrum [Spanish Orchid Collector 1800’s]

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in Guerrero and Mexico states of Mexico in oak/pine, oak and mixed evergreen forests at elevations of 1800 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, simple,cane-like, new stem arising from the 4th or 5th internode of the previous stem, laterally compressed towards the apex stems carrying 4 to 6, all along the apical half of the stem, articulate, subcoriaceous, narrowly elliptic, bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms in the earlier fall through mid winter on a terminal, without a spathe, on a mature stem, occuring only once, distichous, suberect, peduncel provided with 1 to 2, conduplicate bracts, laterally compressed, ancipitous, rachis naked, sinuous, successively 2 to 6, 5 to 16 flowered inflorescence with progressively shorter above, equal to or longer than the ovary, ovate, conduplicate, rounded, almost perpendicular to the rachis, non imbricate floral bracts and carrying concolr green, nocturnally lime scented flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 357 Hagsater 1999 drawing fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005;