Epidendrum nanegalense Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum

Inflorescence Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Part Shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Nanegal Epidendrum [A village in northern Ecuador]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northern Ecuador on the western slopes of the Andes in subtropical rainforests at elevations around 1600 to 2200 meters as a giant sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete stems carrying many, all along the stem, elliptic to narrowly elliptic, acuminate, margin entire, basally clasping leaves with tubular, smooth basal sheaths that blooms in the spring on an apical, paniculate, erect, 4" [10 cm] long inflorescence with simultaneously opening, resupinate flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 463 Hagsater 2001 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1320 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section