Epidendrum moronense Dodson & Hágsater 1989 GROUP Filamentosum

Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz, plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden

Plant and Flowers Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Common Name The Morona Epidendrum [A province in Ecuador]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Ecuador in very wet montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with flattened, barely distinguishable pseudobulb-like stems enveloped by foliaceous sheaths and carrying distichous, broadly elliptical to ovate, acute to acuminate leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a terminal, pendulous, recurved, racemose, successviely single, 3 to 7 flowered inflorescence arising through a basal, prominent, flattened sheath.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 476 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 3 plate 362 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 705 Hagsater 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1242 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section