Epidendrum tetragonioides Hágsater & Dodson 2009 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Cuniculatum TYPE Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Quadrangular-Like Epidendrum [refers to the shape of the lip]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in northern Ecuador near the Colombian border in Paramo at elevations of 3300 to 3600 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with much branched, without any clear primary stem, a series of short, thin, terete, cane-like stems new stems arising from the upper half of the previous stem, carrying 4 to 6, per stem, all along the upper half, linear-lanceolate, sordally keeled towards the apex, apiculate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, racemose, arching, shoirt, occuring only once, peduncle very short, terete, naked, simultaneously 6 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangualr, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, orange-brown flowers.

Synonyms Epidendrum tetragonum Hágsater & Dodson 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 794 Hagsater & Dodson 2004 as E tetragonum not drawing fide; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 794 Hagsater & Dodson 2009