Epidendrum palaciosii Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Macrostachyum

Photo by © Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name Palacios’ Epidendrum [Ecuadorean Herbarium director current]

Flower Size .8” [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador and the Amazonian slope of the Andes at elevations of 2000 to 2200 meters as a giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with erect, terete, branching in maturity, branches smaller and thinner than main stem, carrying all along the stem, ellitpic-lanceolate, acute, margin fienly dentate leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, occuring only once, without a spathe, racemose, erect, 3.6 to 8” [9 to 20 cm] long, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with small, much shorter than the ovary, spreading, acute, cucullate floral bracts and carrying fleshy, non-resupinate, waxy, grey flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 171 Hagsater & Dodson 1993 darwing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide;