Epidendrum prietoi Hágsater & Dodson 2004GROUP Arbusculum SUBGROUP Incomptum

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

Common Name Father Prieto’s Epidendrum [Ecuadorian Collector 1900’s]

Flower Size .8” [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador in the Valley of the Rio Canar at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, arising from the upper 2/3’s of the stem, cane-like, terete stems carrying 3, aggregate towards the apex of the stem, elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, occurring only once, , racemsoe, peduncle, two winged, nutant, successively seaveral, 5 to 12 flowered inflorescence with as long as to shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying dirty yellow flowers with pale purplish veins.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 779 Hagsater & Dodson 2004 drawing fide;