Epidendrum × spathiporphyreum Hágsater & Dodson 2009 GROUP Pseudepidenrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Partial shade LATE Spring EARLIER Fall

Common Name The Spathi-Porphyreum Epidendrum [refers to the putative parents of the hybrid]

Flower Size 1.46" [3.6 cm]

Found in Ecuador on the western slopes of the Andes without elevational data as a naturally occuring hybrid between E spathatum and E porphyreum and is a giant sized epiphyte with cane-like, simple, basal half terete, slightly laterally compressed above, straight stem and carrying 22 to 24, all along the apical 2/3's of the stem, sub-coriaceous, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, acute, dosally carinate leaves that blooms in the late spring through earlier fall on a terminal, paniculate, sub-erect, peduncle laterally compressed, enveloped completely by 8, tubular, acuminate, scarious, papery, progressively smaller bracts, lax, panicualte, each branch subteneded by a triangular-lanceolate, amplexicaul, long-acuminate, papery green bract, each branch few flowered, successively few, to 50 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate, progressively shorter floral bracts and carrying resupinate, somewhat fleshy, non-fragrant flowers with sepals that are dorsally reddish and somewhat yellowish ventrally, the petals reddish white, the lip ivory white becoming reddish orange with age and a white column that is slightly reddish pink.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1293 Hagsater & Dodson 2009 drawing fide