Epidendrum violetense Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Mancum SUBGROUP Mancum Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The La Violeta Epidendrum [refers to the locality of the type specimen]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador in degraded cloud in dry scrub at elevations around 2950 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with cane-like, branching, erect, somewhat laterally compressed stems carrying 2, at the apex of the stem, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic-oblong, dorsally keeled, unequally bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, arising through 2, tubular, oblong, ancipitous, apiculate spathes, racemose, erect, peduncle laterally compressed, non-ornamented, 5.2 to 9.2" [13 to 23 cm] long overall, simutaneously more than 20 flowered inflorescence, with much shorter than the ovary to obsolete floral bracts and carrying resupiante, purple flowers with the lip basally green and with a purple circle and without fragrance data.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 498 Hagsater & Dodson 2001 drawing fide ;