Epidendrum saccirhodochilum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2009 GROUP Megalospathum Original Drawing by © Jimenez and The Herbario AMO Publications Website

Common Name The E rhodochilum With A Sack Epidendrum [refers to the sac-like base of the lip which distinguishes this species from E rhodochilum]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in northern Ecuador near Mojanda at elevations around 2400 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, arising from the base of the previous stem, basally terete and laterally compressed towards the apex, thin, straight, somewhat sinuous stem carrying 8 to 11, all along the stem, articulate, sub coriaceous, descending-spreading, elliptic to ovate-elliptic, oblique, obtuse, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, subsessile, arising through a widely elliptic, sub-obtuse, conduplicate spathaceous bract, racemose, straight, lax, simultaneously 4 flowered inflorescnece with much shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangular, acute, amplexicaul floral bract and carrying resupinate flowers with the tepals greenish yellow and the lip reddish brown.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1287 Hagsater & Sanchez 2009 drawing fide;