Epidendrum portillae Hágsater & Dodson 2004 GROUP Megalospathum Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

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Common Name or Meaning Portilla's Epidendrum [Ecuadorian Nurseryman Current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador as a miniature to small sized epiphyte with a cane-like, terete stem carrying 10 to 13, evenly distributed along the stem, ovate-lanceolate, acute, fleshy, pale green leaves that blooms in the late summer on an apical, erect, short, subsessile inflorescence arising through a single, conduplicate, oblique, semi-ovate, truncate spathe that covers about half of the ovary and carrying 2, simultaneously opening, resupinate, foul scented [sulpher] flowers

Part of the Megalospathum subgroup which also includes E megalospathum, E molleturense and E tigriphyllum


References W3 Tropicos, IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Part 4 Plate 777 Hagsater 2004 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 762 Hagsater 2004 see recognition section