Epidendrum rosilloi Hágsater 1988 GROUP Anisatum

Photo by © JM VP and his ORQUIDEAS MEXICANAS Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez, Hágsater & E.Santiago and The AMO Herbario Website


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

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Jalisco state of 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.

"E. rosilloi is part of GROUP Anisatum and can be identified by its plants similar to those of E. anisatum, but with leaves distributed along the whole stem, specially in young stems; in mature stems the basal sheaths c1early show they were leaf bearing. Flowers are small, the segments about .4 to .56" [10 to 14 mm] long, green in colour, with only the apex of the column and anther purple." Hagsater 1988


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI *Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 11: 9 Hagsater 1988 drawing/photo fide;