Epidendrum obovatipetalum Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Macrostachyum

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Narrowly Obovate Petal Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in Ecuador in cloud forests on the eastern slopes of the eastern Cordillera of the Andes at elevations around 3200 meters as an indeterminate sized, cold growing terrestrialwith erect, thick, branching when mature, cane-like stems carrying all along the stem, elliptic, obtuse leaves taht blooms in the falland winter on a terminal, on a mature stem, racemose, erect, occuring only once, without a spathe, with a foliaceous basal bract, successively half, many flowered inflorescence with prominent, lowermost ones longer tha n the ovary but progressively smaller above, becoming slighly shorter than the ovarywide, ovate, obtuse floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate,fleshy, white suffused wth purple flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 163 Hagsater & Dodson 1993 drawing fide;