Epidendrum pollardii Hágsater 1993 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Mirabile


TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name Pollard’s Epidendrum [American Orchid enthusiast and Mexican Orchid Expert 1900’s]

Flower Size .8” [3 cm]

Found in Guerrero and Oaxaca states of Mexico in tall evergreen forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing hanging epiphyte with pendent, branching, cane-like, terete, slightly flexuous stems carrying narrowly lanceolate, bilobed, coriaceous, fleshy leaves that blooms in the latere spring, summer through mid-fall terminal, on the secondary branches, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with as long as the ovaryovate, floral bracts and carrying back to back held, nocturnally fragrant, deep brown to greenish brown flowers,


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 176 Hagsater & Dodson 1993 drawing fide;