Epidendrum spicatum Hook.f. 1851 GROUP Anceps SUBGROUP Polyanthum

Plant and Flower in situ Galapagos Potos by Karen L and The Project Noah Website

Collection Sheet Type sheet Courtesy University of Cambridge and the University of Cambridge Darwins Plants From the HMS Beagle Voyage - Isla San Salvador Website

Part Shade HotWarm MID Fall THROUGH LATERSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Spicate Epidendrum [refers to the inflorescence with sessile flowers along an axis]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador on mossy and lichen covered trees and rocks at elevations of 260 to 900 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a simple, cane-like, terete below, laterally compressed above, slightly flexuous stem carrying 9, all along the stem, alternate, articulate, sub-coriaceous, unequal in size, narrowly elliptic, acute, margin entire, slightly revolute leaves that blooms in the fall through spring on a terminal, straight, dense, terete, thin, pluri-racemose, to 18 flowered inflorescence producing successive racemes from the lower nodes, with nearly as long or shorter than the ovary, oblong to narrowly triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying successively opening, several open at a time, resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 990 Hagsater 2007 drawing fide;