Epidendrum orthoclinium Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Excisum SUBGROUP Excisum

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Upright Clinadrium Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in central Ecuador on the northern side of Mt Tunguragua on the eastern slope of the Andes at elevations of 1800 to 2200 meters as a giant sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, erect, laterally compressed above stems carrying numerous, all along the stem, alternate, coriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, narrow, unequally bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late fall on a terminal, with a prominent, conduplicate, acute spathe, on a mature stem, peduncle enveloped completely by the spathe, laterally compressed, 2.4” [6 cm] long, paniculate, arching, 15.6” [39 cm] long overall, simultaneously about 150 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, minute, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate yellowish green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 466 Hagsater & Dodson 2001 drawing fide;