Epidendrum polychromum Hágsater 1979 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Arbuscula

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo/TYPE Drawing by © Fritz Hamer and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Many Colored Epidendrum

Flower Size .24” [6 mm]

Found in Chiapas state of Mexico and in El Salvador at elevations around 2000 meters as a giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with erect, branching from a central node of the previous stem carrying 2 to 3, along the upper portion of the stem, articulate, subcoriaceous, alternate, narrowly elliptic, obtuse leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a terminal, arcuate-pendent, rachis somewhat flattened at the base, witha basal acute, triangular bract, simultaneously about 30 flowered inflorescence with a basal, triangular, acute floral bract and carrying showy, resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideas Mexico City n.s., 7: 156 Hagsater 1979 drawing/photo fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing/photo fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1374 Hagsater 2010 drawing fide