Epidendrum rosilloi Hágsater 1988 Photo by © JM VP and his ORQUIDEAS MEXICANAS Website

Type Drawing Drawing by © Hagsater and his Picasa Orchid Photo Website


Common Name Rosillo's Epidendrum [Mexican Co-Collector of original species current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Jalisco Mexico on rocks and cliffs in oak and mixed pine forests at elevations around 1500 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing lithophyte with simple, cane-like, basally thin, erect stems carrying numerous, distributed all along the stem but the basal half are deciduous, articulate, subcoriaceous, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the later spring through early summer on a terminal, arcuate, 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long, blooming over several years off the same peduncle, several flowered inflorescence enveloped by acute bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 11: 9 Hagsater1988 drawing fide;