Epidendrum troxalis Luer 1981 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Grasshopper Epidendrum [refers to the appearance of the flower]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Loja Ecuador in cloud forests in dense scrubby vegetation at elevations around 3000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing, climbing epiphyte with simple, erect, cane-like stem enveloped by loose, tubular, some foliaceous sheaths and carrying in the upper 2/3's, elliptic, articulate to the leaf sheath leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, sessile, single flowered inflorescence arising through the leaf axil


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Selbyana 5(34): 385. Luer 1981 drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 923 Dodson 1984 drawing fide ;