Epidendrum aggregatum Lindl. 1841

GROUP Pleuranthium SUBGROUP Dendrobii

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Common Name The Close Set Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru on dry rocky slopes with grass and scattered shrubs at elevations of 850 to 1850 meters as a medium to giant sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect, cane-like stem carrying numerous, distichous, linear-lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, deeply basally clasping leaves that blooms on a lateral, short, corymbose, few flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution.

"Epidendrum aggregatum Lindl. belongs to the Pleuranthium Group, characterized by the caespitose habit, canelike and elongate stems, several short, lateral inflorescences, several flowers per raceme, and a short or reduced clinandrium-hood. The species has sub-sessile inflorescence with several small flowers to each raceme, sepals ca. .28 to .32" [7 to 8 mm] long, and a .24" [6 mm] long ovary."adapted from Plate 1422 Hagsater etal 2013


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bot Notiser 130 Lojtnant 1977; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959; Machu Picchu Orchids Christenson 2003; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2005; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 813 Hagsater and Sanchez 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 14 plate 1422 Hagsater E.Santiago & O.Pérez 2013 see recognition section; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;