Epidendrum medinae Dodson 1980 GROUP Oerstedella SUBGROUP Wallisii Photos by © Lourens Grobler

Part Shade Warm Cool Winter SpringSummer Fall

Common Name Medina's Epidendrum [Ecuadorian co-discoverer of species]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador in very wet montane cloud forests at elevations of 600 to 1100 meters as a large to giant sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with cane-like, erect stems enveloped completely by dry, verrucose, tubular sheaths with the uppermost being leaf bearing and carrying distichous, erect-spreading, elliptical, acute, coriaceous leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, or lateral opposite the leaves, racemose, 1.2" [3 cm] long, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Oerstedella medinae (Dodson) Hágsater 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 88 1980 drawing drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 929 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 958 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section