Epidendrum pallatangae Schltr. 1917 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Cernuum

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Collection Sheet Specimen by © Röpert, D. (Ed.) 2000 and Herbarium Berolinense.

Part shade Cold Summer Winter

Common Name The Pallatanga Epidendrum [A town in northern Ecuador]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Ecuador in wet upper montane forests on steep embankments at elevations of 2900 to 3000 meters as a giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with a caespitose, shortly branching towards the apex stems enveloped completely by scabrous, distichous, leafless below and leaf-bearing above sheaths and carrying a few, towards the apex, curved, linear, obtuse leaves that blooms in the summer through winter on a terminal, erect to pendant, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, racemose, many flowered inflorescence arising without inflated basal sheaths and carrying fleshy, rigid flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 479 Dodson 1989 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1270 Hagsater & Sanchez 2009 drawing ok;