Epidendrum zamorense Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Difforme

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Zamora Epidendrum [A Province of Ecuador where the type was collected]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with simple, terete, cane-like, erect, lightly flexuous stems carrying 9 to 11, equidistant all along the stem, sub-coriaceous, narrowly-oblanceolate, rounded smooth, clear green, margin entire leaves that blooms in the summer through fall on a terminal, arising on a mature stem, occuring only once, sessile, simultaneously 3 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, smooth floral bracts and carrying small, resupinate, pale green flowers.

"Epidendrum zamorense, a member of the GROUP Difforme, is recognized by having terete stems, narrowly oblanceolate leaves, reniform, retuse lip with entire margin, slightly arcuate column and denticulate c1inandrium. It is very similar to E. chogoncolonchense Hágsater & Dodson, which has laterally compressed stems, ovate leaves, two light green flowers and crenulate clinandrium." Hagsater etal 1993


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 185 Hagsater & Dodson 1993 see recognition section; * Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 199 Hagsater & Dodson 1993 drawing fide;