Epidendrum werffii Dodson & Hágsater 1989 GROUP Difforme Drawing by © Morejon


Common Name Werff's Epidendrum [Dutch Botanist with Missouri Botanical Garden current]

Flower Size 4.8" [12 cm]

Found in northern [Esmeraldas] Ecuador near the Colombian border at elevations of 700 to 850 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, erect stems enveloped by 10 to 15, imbricating, distichous, foliaceous sheaths and carrying 6 to 8, all along the stem, coriaceous, oblong-elliptic, obtuse, bilobed apically, articulate leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on a terminal, erect, sub-sessile, successively over various seasons, 1 to 2, few flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, ovate floral bracts and carrying pale green resupinate flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 492 Dodson & Hagsater 1989 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1398 Hagsater & Sanchez 2010 drawing fide