Epidendrum oxybatesii Hágsater & Dodson 2004

GROUP Batesii

TYPE Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Sharp E batesii Epidendrum [refers to the acicular pointed midlobe of the lip that distinguishes this species from E batesii]

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in northern Ecuador on the western slopes of the Andes at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with branching near the apex, branches very short, cane-like, terete, erect stems carrying a single persistent, larger, apical leaf on the main stem, 2 to 3 on the branches, allalong the apical half, subcoriaceous, narrowly elliptic, subacute, margin entire, smooth unequal leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a terminal, racemose, subsessile, rachis totally hidden by the floral bracts, successively single, 2 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, ttriangular, acute floral bracts and carrying yellowish green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 771 Hagsater & Dodson 2004 drawing fide;