Epidendrum thompsonii Hágsater & Dodson 1999 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Vernixium TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name Thompson's Epidendrum [American Orchid Collector in Ecuador current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador on the Cordillera Oriental in upper, wet montane forests at elevations around 2300 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with branching from the upper parts of the main stem, branches smaller, cane-like, terete, erect stems carrying numerous onj the main stem, 7 to 8 on the branches, alternate, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, all along the stem, acute, margin entire leaves that bloooms in the later spring on a terminal, arising on a mature stem, occuring only once, peduncle terete, erect, naked, 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm] long overall, arching, paniculate, with a principal raceme and a secondary few flowered one at the base, successively almost all, to 20 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 385 Hagsater & Dodson 1999 drawing fide;