Epidendrum yambalense Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Arbusculum SUBGROUP Incomptum Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Rio Yambala Epidendrum [A river in Loja province of Ecuador]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in southernmost Ecuador at elevations around 1650 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with cane-like, erect, terete, new stems arise from the middle internode of the previous stem and carrying 3 to 4, aggregate at the apex of the stem, narrowly elliptic, acute, amrgin entire leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, without a spathe or bracts, erect, on a newly arising stem, occuring only once, racemose, erect, peduncle laterally compressed, non-ornamented, .8 to 2" [2 to 5 cm] long, successivley single, 4 to 7 flowereed inflorescence with slightly shorter than half the length of the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, yeelow green flowers with some purple on the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 198 Hagsater & Dodson 1993 drawing fide;