Epidendrum nanosimplex Hágsater & Dodson 1999 GROUP Nanum SUBGROUP Nanoecallosum

Plant and FlowersPhotos by © Spiro K and The Greek Orchid Society Website

Partial shadeWarmCold LATESpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Small Entire Lipped Epidendrum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador on the eastern slopes of the Andes at elevations of 600 to 2400 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cold, pendant growing epiphyte with laterally compressed stems arising from near the middle to near the apex of the previous mature stem and completely enveloped by imbricating, evanescent leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying articulate, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, succulent leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, racemose, sucessively 6 to 7 flowered inflorescence

Part of the GROUP Nanum SUBGROUP Nanoecallosum and differs in having a simple entire lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 360 Hagsater 1999 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 388 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 448 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 857 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1267 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;