Epidendrum cuneatum Schltr.1912 GROUP Oerstedella SUBGROUP Wallisii Photo by © Lourens Grobler

TYPE Drawing of Oerstedella thurstonorum TYPE Drawing by © Dodson & Hagsater


Common Name The Cuneate Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Bolivia on steep slopes in subtropical humid forests at elevations of 700 to 1800 meters as a giant sized warm to cool growing terrestrial with cane-like stems enveloped completely by dry, verrucose, dark red brown, tubular sheaths and carrying distichous, coriaceous, spreading, ovate, green with red spots on the upper surface, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on a terminal or lateral, racemose to paniculate, 5 to 11 flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by 1 to 2, inflated, bracts

Synonyms Oerstedella thurstonorum Dodson & Hágsater 1988; Oerstedella vasquezii Dodson 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquidelogia Vol 17 # 3 pg 139 Dodson & Hagsater 1988 as Oerstedella thurstonorum drawing/photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 563 Vasquez & Dodson 1982 as Oersedella vasquezii drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide