Epidendrum wigginsii Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Arbusculum SUBGROUP Amplexicaule Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name Wiggins’ Epidendrum [American Botany Professor at Stanford - Collected the type specimen 1900’s]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Pichincha Ecuador at elevations around 2650 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with straightnew stem arising from an upper internode of the previous stem, cane-like, erect stem carrying 3, narrowly elliptic, herbaceous, all along the apical half of the stem, alternate, articulate, elliptic, acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, without a spathe, on a mature stem, occuring only once, arching-pendent, paniculate, 3” [7.5 cm] long, successively single, 16 flowered inflorescence with progressively shorter above, narrowly lanceolate, floral bracts and carrying resupinate, greenish-yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 499 Hagsater & Santiago 2001 drawing fide;