Epidendrum thermophilum Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Secundum SUBGROUP Secundum TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Hot Growing Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northern Ecuador very near the Colombian Border at elevations around 910 meters as a giant sized, warm growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, erect, terete, straight to somewhat flexuous stem carrying all along the apical 1/2 to 3/4's of the stem, ovoid, bilobed, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, arising on a mature stem, erect, long-pedunculate, racemose, sub-corymbose, pluri-racemose, successively 10, many flowered inflorescence triangular, acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, non-fragrant, reddish-purple flowers with the base of the segments darker.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 193 Hagsater & Dodson 1993 drawing fide;