Epidendrum morganii Dodson & Garay 1980 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum Photo by Eric Hagsater and The AMO Herbaria Website

Drawing TYPE Drawing by Dodson and The Plant Illustration Website

Fragrance Full shade Cool SpringEARLY Summer

Common Name Morgan's Epidendrum [American Co Discover of Orchid Current]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Ecuador in seasonally dry forests at elevations of 1100 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with canelike, successively branched once towards the apex stems enveloped completely by distichous, flattened, tubular, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying narrowly elliptic, acuminate, membraneous leaves that blooms in the spring through early summer on a terminal, without a spathe, racemose, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, successively 1 to 3, 5 to 24 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangular, long-acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying green, resupinate, morning sweet fragrant flowers with the lip tinged with purple brown.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 381 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1541 Hagsater & Santiago 2015 drawing/photo fide