Epidendrum stevensonii Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Megagastrium SUBGROUP Megagastrium TYPE Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name Stevenson's Epidendrum [American Past President of the American Orchid Society 1900's]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador on the western slopes of the Andes at elevations of 1360 to 2200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold, scandent growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, arising from the middle of the previous stem, terete, somewhat flexuous stems carrying 4 to 8, all along the upper half of the stem, alternate, unequal, the middle ones largest, articulate, elliptic, unequally bilobed, sub-coriaceous, smooth, dark green leaves that blooms in the spring through early fall on a terminal, arising through a conduplicate, oblong to obovate, rounded, tubular spathe, on a mature stem, occuring only once, peduncle terete, naked, totally covered by the spathe, .91 to 1.36" [2.8 to 3.4 cm] long, simultaneously 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, white to clear green becoming yellowish orange with age, non-fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaeacrum 4 Plate 488 Hagsater & Dodson 2001 drawing fide;