Epidendrum rhombobrachyphyllum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Elleantthoides SUBGROUP Rhombochilum TYPE Drawing © by R Jimenez M and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Short Leaved Rhombochilum Group Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in northern Ecuador on the Cordillera Oriental of the Andes at elevations around 3200 to 3700 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with cane-like, terete, thin, the main stem long and abundantly branched throughout, secondary branches branch again to shorter tertiary stems carrying numerous on the main stems, generally not pesistent, 6 to 8 on the branches, distichous, spreading, similar in size and shape, inear-elliptic, sub-coriaceous, dorsal surface rugose, apex rounded, margin crenulate leaves that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a terminal, without a spathe, arising on any of the stems, racemose, occurring only once, arching, peduncle to .04" [1mm] long, filiform, papillose, rachis zigzag, .12 to .24" [3 to 6 mm] long, simultaneously 3 flowered inflorescence with nearly as long as the ovary, narrowly triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with the tepals green sometimes tinged purple-brown, the lip white to greenish white, column white tinged with purple-brown.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1480 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 drawing fide;