Epidendrum macdougallii (Hágsater) Hágsater 2005 GROUP Oerstedella SUBGROUP Verrucosum Photo by © Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

Common Name or Meaning Macdougall's Epidendrum [American Orchid Collector in southern Mexico mid to later 1900's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southern Mexico on the Pacific coast in canyons at elevations around 850 to 1700 meters as a small to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial in clayey soils with a simple, cane-like, terete, thin, erect, straight stem carrying 6 to 26, throughout the stem, alternate, articulate, spreading, linear-lanceolate, grasslike, acute, smooth, green leaves that blooms in the winter through summer on a terminal, occuring only once, erect, terete, thin, straight, 1.8 to 8.4" [4.5 to 21 cm] long including the .8 to 6.2" [2 to 15.5 cm] long peduncle, racemose to paniculate, 7 to 25 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms *Oerstedella macdougallii Hágsater 1993

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 13(1-2): 222-226, f. Hagsater 1993 as Oerstedella macdougallii drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 plate 852 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide