Epidendrum sigsigense Hágsater & Dodson 2008 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Cernuum Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Partial shade Cold Fall Winter

Common Name The Sigsig Epidendrum [A town near the type locality]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm] wide

Found in southern Ecuador on steep road side banks east of Cuenca at elevations of 2900 to 3000 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with erect, cane-like, terete, branching above stems carrying numerous, all along the stem, distichous, subcoriaceous, elliptic, bilobed, margin crenulate leaves that blooms in the fall through winter on a terminal, from a mature stem, occuring only once, racemose, arching, nutant, peduncle terete, with an ovate-lanceolate, long acuminate bract in the middle, simultaneously 22 flowered inflorescence with shorter thyan the ovary, narrrowly triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, fleshy, cream- colored flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 11 plate 1178 Hagsater & Dodson 2008 Drawing fide;