Epidendrum montispichinchense Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Elleanthoides SUBGROUP Guacamayense TYPE Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Mount Pichincha Epidendrum [A Mountain in north central Ecuador where the type was collected]

Flower Size .4” [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia on the eastern slope of the Cordillera real a part of the Cordillera Oriental in cloud forests with tree ferns at elevations of 2800 to 3000 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with cane-like, terete, thin, straight, branches produced from the middle internodes of the previous stems carrying 5 to 8, all along the apical half of the stem, narrowly lanceolate,slightly falcate, acuminate, apcail margin minutely dentate leaves that blooms in the summer through fall on a terminal, arising on both the main strem and the branches, arching-nutant, occuring over a long period, peduncle terete, filiform, unequally two winged towards the the first bract, new racemse produced from each of the bracts, rachis flexuous, successively 1 to 2, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence with much longer to shorter than the ovary, gradually smaller toward the apex, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying flowers that the lip always faces the rachis, and the petals are green.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 461 Hagsater & Dodson 2001 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 961 Hagsater & Dodson 2007 drawing fide;