Epidendrum spasmosum Hágsater & Dodson 2004 GROUP Elleanthoides SUBGROUP Rhombochilum Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Partial shade Cold Summer Fall

Common Name The Cramped Epidendrum [refers to the cramped appearance of the flower]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador and northern Peru on the eastern slopes of the Andes in the basin of the Rio Numbala at elevations of 2000 to 2900 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with cane-like, terete, thin, arising from the apical internode of the previous stem and carrying 3 to 7, all along the apical half of the stem or bunched towards the apex, sub-coriaceous, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, unequally bilobed, margin crenulate leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, sessile, occuring only once, suberect, successively 1 to 2, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with shorter to as long as the ovary, deltoid, acute floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, white flowers with the apex of thesepals pink to greenish purple.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 789 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 drawing fide