Epidendrum suinii Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Cuchibambae

Lip Detail Photos by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Partial ShadeCoolFall

Common Name or Meaning Suin's Epidendrum [Peruvian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Ecuador on the eastern slopes of the Andes at elevations of 1400 to 1700 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with cane-like, slightly compressed stems enveloped completely by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 6 to 10, evenly distributed along the stem, progressively larger, obliquely lanceolate, bilobed and aristate apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, distichous, peduncle to .2" [5 mm] long, fractiflex, successively 1 to 2, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature stem through an apical conduplicate spathe and carrying non-resupinate flowers with one to 2 open at any one time.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Part 3 Plate 490 Hagsater 2001 drawing fide