Epidendrum neudeckeri Dodson & Hágsater 1994 GROUP Piperinum Drawing by © Dodson & Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

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Common Name Neudecker's Epidendrum [German Master Orchid Grower and co-collector of species current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Narino Colombia and Esmeraldas Ecuador on the Pacific slope of the Andes in very wet lowland rainforests at elevations around 250 to 1050 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect, canelike, terete, often branching towards the apex stem and carrying many on the main stem, few on the branches, all along the stem, erect-spreading, subcoriaceous, narrowly elliptic, articulate to the sheaths, acute, margin entire leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, without a spathe, occuring only once, paniculate, usually with 2-3 racemes separated by the very thin peduncle, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, erect, successively 2, 9 to 16 flowered inflorescence with half as long as the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying yellow green flowers with the apexd of the column white and with the flowers lip always facing the rachis.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 19(2): 143-145 Dodson & Hagsater 1994 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1360 Hagsater & Santiago 2010 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;