Epidendrum pterogastrium Hágsater 2004 GROUP Capitellum

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


Common Name The Winged Ovary Epidendrum

Flower Size .4” [1 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador and northern Peru on the upper eastern slope of the Andes at elevations of 2600 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with simple, cane-like, ancipitous stems carrying 10 to 12, all along the stem, alternate, nonarticulate, decurved towards the apex, light green, lanceolate-ovate, acute, low dorsal keel, margin entire at the base, minutely dentate at the apex leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, short, peduncle short, laterally compressed, enveloped by 2 to 5 bracts similar to the floral bracts, spirally arranged, ovate, acute, margin entire, amplexicaul bracts, rachis totally enveloped by the floral bracts, capitate, subsessile, occurring only once, simultaneously 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence with slightly longer than the ovary, widely triangular-ovate, acute, basally conduplicate, imbricate, progressively smaller towards the apex floral bracts and carrying greenish white, concolor flowers without a fragrance.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 784 Hagsater 2004 drawing fide