Epidendrum rhodoides Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Pergracile Photo by © Alexander Hirtz

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

Common Name The Rose-Like Color Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [12cm]

Found in southern Ecuador without elevational data as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, erect, cane-like, basally terete, laterally compressed above stems carrying 3 to 5, all along the stems, narrowly oblong, unequally bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, with 2, tubular, conduplicate, narrow, acute spathes that cover almost all the erect, laterally flattened, , unornamented peduncle, rachis terete, slightly flexuous, somewhat arcuate, occurring only once, 7.12" [17.8 cm] long overall, simultaneously 11 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, rose tinged flowers with a straw colored lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 480 Hagsater & Dodson 2001 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide;