Epidendrum succulentum Hágsater 1988 GROUP Difforme Photo by © Hagsater and TheEpidendraWebsite


Common Name The Thick and Fleshy Epidendrum [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Guerrero and Oaxaca states of Mexico in humid pine/oak forests, barranca forests and montane rainforests at elevations around 1300 to 2200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a laterally compressed, slightly flexuous, simple, cane-like, generally arcuate from the weight of the leaves stems carrying 8 to 13, all along the stem, ovate-elliptic to elliptic, rounded, very succulent, margin entire, brilliant green leaves that blooms in the spring through early fall on a terminal, occuring only once, subcorymbose, on a mature stem, erect, simultaneously 2 to 9, flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, ovate, acute floral bracts and carrying nocturnally fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 11: 31-32, f. s.n. Hagsater 1988 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 582 Hagsater & Soto 2002 drawing fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005;