Epidendrum quadrangulatum A.D.Hawkes 1957 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Orgyale

TYPE Drawing by M Lopez R and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Square Epidendrum [refers to the lip apex shape]

Flower Size 1.2 [3 cm]

Found in southern Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 2400 to 3100 meters as a small to just medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with cane-like, erect, straight, main stem branching subapically when mature stems carrying 7 or more all along the stems, articulate, distichous, coriaceous, somewhat spreading, ovate-oblong, obtuse leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, occurring only once, racemose, arching, peduncle short, straight, with a small deltoid, amplexicaul bract, densely, simultaneously 15 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, triangular-lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate fleshy flowers without color or fragrance data.

Synonyms Epidendrum quadratum Lindl. 1853

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 251 Schlechter 1920 as E quadratum; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1281 Hagsater & Santiago 2009 drawing fide;