Epidendrum sucumbiense Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Sucumbios Epidendrum [A province of Ecuador where the type was found]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm] wide

Found in northern Ecuador near the Colombian border on the eastern slope of the Andes at elevations of 2100 to 2350 meters as a medium sized, cold growing lithophyte with simple, erect, terete, cane-like, stright stems carrying 6 to 13, all along the stem, alternate, narrowly elliptic, acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a terminal, arising on a mature cane, without a spathe, occuring only once, erect, paniculate, peduncle terete, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, 1 to 2, acuminate, conduplicate bracts, 5.2 to 5.6" [13 to 14.5 cm] long overall, simultaneously 22 to 80 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate, gradually shorter towards the apex floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green and white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaeacrum 4 plate 489 Hagsater & Dodson 2001 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo good;