Epidendrum oellgaardii Hágsater & Dodson 1993 Drawing by © Bennett & Christenson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold LATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name Oellgaard's Epidendrum [Danish Botanist and orchid collector in Ecuador current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southernmost Ecuador and Piura Peru in montane cloud forests at elevations of 2800 to 3400 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with arising from the base of the previous pseudobulb, very wrinkled, yellowish becoming brown, pyriform pseduobulbs carrying 1 to 3, apical, linear-elliptic, subcoriaceous, dorsally carinate, aristate to 3 toothed apically leaves that blooms in the late winter through early spring on a terminal, on a newly developing stem, very short, erect, occuring only once, simultaneously 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, long, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 164 Hagsater 1993 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 249 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide;