Epidendrum nematopetalum Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Alberti SUBGROUP Physinga

TYPE Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name Thread-Like Petal Epidendrum

Flower Size 1” [2.5 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador along the Cordillera de Condor at elevations of 1400 to 1600 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, ancipitose, straight stems carrying 8 to 11, all along the stem, unequal, gradually larger above, narrowly elliptic, acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, without a spathe, erect, racemose, peduncel ancipitous, sides parellel, nude, with a subapical, elliptic, obtuse bract, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with as long as the ovary, elliptic, obtuse, conduplicate, imbricate floral bracts and carrying flowers qith the sepals and petals olive green and the lip green.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquidea [Mexico City] n.s., 10: 342 Hagsater 1987; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 858 Hagsater 2006 drawing fide;