Epidendrum tetralobum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Coronatum SUBGROUP Artisepalum TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Four Lobed Epidendrum [refers to the shape of the lip]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador at elevatioons of 3000 to 3100 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete, thin, erect, straight stems carrying 8 alternate, articualte, sub-erect, sub-coriaceous, all along the apical half of the stem, lanceolate, obtuse, apiculate, margin crenulate, spreading leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, without a spathe, peduncle [3.5 to 4.5 cm] long, terete, thin, erect, straight, provided with a basal, triangualr, acuminate, amplexicaul bract, racemose, 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm] long, sub-dense, simultaneously 18 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, triangualr, acuminate floral bracts and carrying apparently non-resupinate flowers without fragrance data and the tepals greenish rose, the lip rose, the disc is yellow and the column is yellowish rose.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1488 Hagsater & Santiago 2013 drawing fide;