Epidendrum motozintlense Hágsater & L.Sánchez 2008 GROUP Anceps SUBGROUP Polyanthum

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Motozintla Epidendrum [An Area of southern Chiapas]

Flower Size .4” [1 cm]

Found in Chiapas Mexico near the Guatemalan border, in montane broadleaf forests at elevations of 1400 to 2300 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, straight stems carrying 7 to 13, distichous, all along the apical 2/3’s of the stem, narrowly linear-elliptic, acuminate, mucronate, slightly carinate, subcoriaceous, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late summer through later spring on a terminal, pluriracemose, forming new racemes in succession from the lower nodes of the peduncle, peduncle somewhat elongate, with 2 to 4, imbricating, tubular, oblong-triangular, acute to acuminate bracts, rachis terete, smooth, simultaneously 15 to 45 flowered inflorescence with mostly shorter than the ovary, basal ones as long as the ovary, progressively shorter above, ovate-triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green, weakly fragrant flowers with the column and lip occasionally greenish white.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1146 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide;