Epidendrum pozoi Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Vernixium

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

Common Name Pozo’s Epidendrum [Ecuadorian Orchid Enthusiast and collector of the type current]

Flower Size 1.6” [4 cm]

Found in southcentral Ecuador at elevations around 2800 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing lithophyte or terrestrial with terete, subapically branching stems carryingall along the stem, linear-ellliptic, bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, on a mature stem, racemose, occurring only once, without a spathe, with a near basal bract similar to the floral bracts, apparently pendent, rachis somewhat zig-zag, terete, successively 8, about 17 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 177 Hágsater & Dodson 1993 drawing fide;