Leochilus hagsateri M.W.Chase 1986 Drawing by Mark Chase


Common Name Hagsater's Leochilus [Mexicican Botanist and speciealist in the genus Epidendrum current]

Flower Size .52 to .8" [1.3 to 2 cm]

Found in Morelos, Michoacan, Oajaca and Chiapas states of Mexico, on twigs high in pine oak forests at elevations of 1400 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphytic species with reduced, strongly ancipitous, suborbicular to oval pseudbulbs carrying 1 to 2, apical, elliptic-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on 1 to 2, 1 to 19.2" [48.5 cm] long, peduncle and each node enveloped by a bract, arching-pendent, arising on a mature growth, mostly racemose but sometimes paniculate, 4 to 19 flowered inflorescence carrying sweetly scented flowers.

Differs from L carinatus in the capability to form kikis alongthe inflorescence and the much larger, panduriform, white lip witha 6 horned, tuberculate callus, The horned callus alone is sufficient to separate these 2 species from the rest of the genus.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Systematic Botany Monographs Leochilus Vol 14 Chase 1986 drawing fide;