Epidendrum santiagense Hagsater & Dodson 2013 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum Photo by Eric Hagsater


Common Name The Rio Santiago Epidendrum [A River in Ecuador where the orchid occurs]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 300 to 400 meters as a small to large sized, hot growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete, straight stems carrying 14 to 17, alternate, articulate, subcoriaceous, all along the stem, elliptic, short-acuminate, smooth, light green, entire margin leaves that blooms in the late fall and earlier winter on a terminal, erect, occuring only once, paniculate to occasionally racemose in youth, 5 branched, 2.8 to 4.8" [7 to 12 cm] long, each with a basal, triangular, acuminate bract, peduncle 1.6 to 2.8" [4 to 7 cm] long, laterally compressed, with a near the base, tubular, conduplicate beyond the middle bract, to 9.6" [24 cm] long, simultaneously to 60 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1484 Bennett & Christenson 2013 drawing fide;