Epidendrum rhombicapitellatum Hágsater & Dodson 2007 GROUP CapitellatumTYPE Drawing © by R Jimenez M and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Diamond Shaped Mid Lip Epidendrum

Flower Size .36" [9 mm]

Found in southern Ecuador on the Cordillera del Condor in wet forests at elevations around 1650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with simple, produced from near the base of the previous stem, cane-like, laterally compressed stems carrying 9 to 11, all along the stems, nonarticulate, persistent, alternate, spreadiung on the same plane as the stem, narrowly lanceolate-ovate, acute succulent, apical margin dentate leaves taht blooms in the summer on a terminal, without a spathe, racemose, pendent, short, occuring only once, narrow, acute spathes that cover almost all the erect, laterally flattened, peduncle, sessile, rachis totally enveloped by the floral bracts, simultaneously 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary, triangular-lanceolate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, pale green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 980 Hagsater & Dodson 2007 drawing fide;