Epidendrum transversovatum Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Alberti SUBGROUP Physinga Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Transversly Ovate Epidendrum [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in northern Ecuador in the Pacific lowlands in montane pluvial forests at elevations around 750 metersa s a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, ancipitous, erect stems carrying 2 to 4, all along the apical half of the stem, narrowly elliptic, acuminate, with a dorsal keel, margin entire leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, without a spathe, on a mature stem, racemose, erect, peduncle ancipitous, two winged, naked, with a bract just under the smaller floral bracts, 2.6 to 3.6" [6.5 to 9 cm] long overall, successively single, to five flowered inflorescence with as long as the ovary, elliptic, obtuse, conduplicate, imbricate floral bracts and carrying pale green, resupinate flowers without fragrance data.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 493 Hágsater 2001 drawing fide;