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 northernmost Ecuador 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, dorsally verrucose floral bracts and carrying resupinate, old rose colored on white flowers.

"Epidendrum rhodanthum is recognized by its small, branching, caespitose plants with small, fleshy, white and old rose-colored flowers produced in succession, the transversely elliptic lip enveloping the column, sepals .36" [8.5 mm] Epidendrum rhombochilum which is sympatric and the more common species, has bronzy yellow-green successive flowers, the sepals .18" [4.5 mm] long, and the lip about as long as it is wide." Haqsater etal 1999


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 378 Hagsater & Dodson 1999 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 427 Hagsater & Dodson 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 plate 491 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 789 Hagsater and Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1187 Hagsater 2008 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1220 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1365 Hagsater & Dodson 2010 See Recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1387 Hagsater & Santiago 2010 See recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1480 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 see recognition section;