Epidendrum mojandae Schltr. 1921 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Cernuum TYPE Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Cerro Mojanda Epidendrum [a mountain in northern Ecuador where the species occurs]

Flower Size 1.2 [3 cm]

Found in northern Ecuador in the interandean valley at elevations of 2900 to 3800 meters as a medium to giant sized, cold growing terrestrial or rarely epiphyte with cane-like, terete, erect, straight, subapically branching, branches shorter than the main stem, carrying numerous on the main stem, 3 to 5 on the branches, all along the apical half of the stems, distichous, articulate, erect-spreading, coriaceous, oblong to oblong-elliptic, obtuse, bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, occuring only once, racmose, nutant, peduncle subterete, short, densely, simultaneously 15 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, linear, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, very fleshy, glabrous, green to greenish white flowers with the sepals tinged reddish purple towards the apex.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 8: 76 Ecuador Schlechter 1921; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Figuren-Atlas 57: 349 Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as E moyandae not = ?; Flora of Venezuela Vol 15 Parte 3 Foldats 1970 drawing ok?; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1265 Hagsater 2009 drawing fide;