Epidendrum nanodentatum Hágsater & Dodson 2006 GROUP Nanum SUBGROUP Nanoecallosum

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Dwarf Toothed Epidendrum

Flower Size .8” [2 cm]

Found in Zamora Chinchipe Ecuador in the upper Amazon basin at elevations around 1000 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with branching, arising from the subapical internodes of the previous stem in mature plants, cane-like, laterally compressed, ancipitous, straight to slightly flexuous stems carrying 6 to 14, all along the stems, alternate, somewhat succulent narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, acute, apical margin mnutely erose leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, subsessile, peduncel short, terete, provided at the middle with a prominent narrowly lanceolate, acute, conduplicate bract, simultaneously 2 flowered inflorescence with 2 narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, conduplicate floral bracts and carrying opposite, non-resupinate flowers with the sepals and petals transluscent pink, the lip greenish and the column reddish purple.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 857 Hagsater & Santiago 2006 drawing fide;