Epidendrum romanii Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Difforme TYPE Drawing by © R Jimenez M and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade

Common Name Roman's Epidendrum [Emilio Roman, Ecuadorean Orchid Collector current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador at elevations of 600 to 1200 as a small sized, warm to cool growing caespitose epiphyte with cane-like, terete, flexuous stems carrying 5 to 9, narrowly elliptic, all along the stem, unequally bilobed, subcoriaceous, ascending leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a terminal , on a mature stem, occurring only once, shortly pedunculate, simultaneously 2 to 6 flowereed inflorescence with 1/3rd as long as the ovary, elliptic floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green yellow flowers with a nocturnal heavy coconut scent


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 182 Hagsater & Dodson 1993 drawing fide;