Epidendrum wendtii Hágsater & Salazar 1999 GROUP Chloe Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name Wendt's Epidendrum [American botanist in Mexico current]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Oaxaca state of Mexico and Honduras in upper montane rain forests at elevations of 1700 to 1850 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, thin, terete, erect stems carrying 9, all along the apical half of the stem, articulate, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, grass-like, minutely aristate apically leaves that blooms in the late fall through late winter on terminal, without a spathe, on a mature stem, racemose, erect to arching, peduncle .8" [2 cm] long, with 1 to 2, short to long, bracts, rachis sinuous, filiform, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, overall, simultaneously 7 to 15 flowered inflorescence with as long as the ovary, acuminate, filiform floral bracts and carrying resupinate, light to creamy orange colored flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 399 Hagsater & Salazar 1999 drawing fide;