Epidendrum pseudocardioepichilum Becerra & Hágsater 2008 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea

TYPE Drawing by © Becerra and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The False E Cardioepichilum Epidendrum

Flower Size .32” [8 mm]

Found in Pasco Peru at elevations of 2900 to 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing monopodial epiphyte with cane-like, simple, erect, prolific, perpendicular to subperpendicular to the previous stem carrying 3 to 4, all along the upper half od the stem, alternate, deciduous, subcoriaceous, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, minutely bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, racemose, peduncle short, with a bract similar to the floral bracts, pseudoumbel, subspherical, lax, simultaneously 10 to 12 flowered inflorescence with triangular-lanceolate to lanceolate, papery, shorter than half as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying resupinate, greenish flowers that with age are tinged with magenta.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1166 Hagsater 2008 drawing fide;