Epidendrum pentacarinatum Hágsater & Dodson 1999 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea

TYPE Drawing by © R Jimenez M and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The 5 Keel Epidendrum

Flower Size .8” [2 cm]

Found in northern Ecuador in wet mossy scrub in paramo at elevations around 3500 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing lithophyte with cane-like, branching from near the apex, terete stems carrying numerous, apical, narrowly lanceolate, bilobed, coriaceous, margin entire leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, without a spathe, on mature stems, racemose, arcuate-nutant, peduncle terete, not ornamented, nearly simultaneously 6 to 15 flowered inflorescence with less than half as long as the ovary, narrowly triangular floral bracts and carrying resupinate, non fragrant flowers with the sepals greenish yellow, the petals and lip ochre yellow the keels of the lip yelolowish, the column green and apcically marked with purple and the anther is cream colored.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 369 Hagsater 1999 drawing fide;