Epidendrum rhodanthum Hágsater & Dodson 1999 GROUP Elleanthoides SUBGROUP Rhombochilum

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo by Alex Hirtz/TYPE Drawing by R Jimenez M and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Rose Colored Flower Epidendrum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northernmostEcuador on roadside banks on the western slope of the Andes at elevations around 3000 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with terete, mature stems branching, branches shorter, erect stems carrying all along the stems, subcoriaceous, narrowly oblong, unequally bilobed, margin erose denticulate leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, without a spathe, from the main stem and the branches, racemose to paniculate, nutant, occurring only once, successively few, 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary, triangular to lanceolate, oblong, acute to long-acuminate, dosally verrucose floral bracts and carrying resupinate, old rose colored on white flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 178 Hagsater & Dodson 1999 drawing fide;