Epidendrum citrochlorinum Hágsater & Dodson 2004 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Orgyale

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez, Hágsater & E.Santiago and The AMO Herbario Website


Common Name The Lemon Yellow Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador on the eastern slopes of the Andes on rocky roadbanks at elevations around 2100 to 2500 meters as a large? sized, cold growing lithophyte with erect, cane-like, terete, branching above stems and carrying numerous on the main stem, few on the branches, alternate, subcoriaceous, narrowly elliptic, unequally bilobed, smooth, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter through mid summer on a terminal, racemose, subumbelliform, erect, terete, 1" [2.5 cm] long, 9 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute, clasping floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, non-resupinate, non-fragrant, pale green flowers.

"Epidendrum citrochlorinum belongs to the GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Orgyale which is characterized by the monopodial stem branching above, subcoriaceous, bilobed to obtuse leaves, the racemose, erect inflorescence, non-resupinate flowers with a more or less entire lip. The species is recognized by the concolor, pale green, non-resupinate flowers, the sepals about .58 to .621" [14.5 to 15.5 mm] long, and the reniform, entire lip. Epidendrum jimburense Hágsater & Dodson also has an entire, reniform lip, but the flowers are larger, and the petals elliptic-oblanceolate. Epidendrum torquatum Lindl., has inflorescence arching-nutant, the petals obtrullate and the lip deeply 3- lobed, with the lateral lobes widely dolabriform, and the midlobe obcuneate. Epidendrum adamsii Hágsater & Dodson has flowers about the same size, but the lip is clearly 3-lobed, and the oblanceolate-spathulate petals. Epidendrum panduratum Hágsater & Dodson has a shallowly 3-lobed, pandurate lip, which is longer than broad, and obcuneate petals." Hagsater etal 2004


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaum 7 Plate 725 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1268 Hagsater & Santiago 2009 as E orgyale drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 17(1) Plate 1718 Hagsater & Jimenez 2019 see recognintion section; Icones Orchidacearum 17(2) Plate 1757 Hagsater & Jimenez 2020 see APPENDIX 1: Corrections to earlier volumes of Icones Orchidacearum; Icones Orchidacearum 18(2) Plate 1888 Hagsater & Jimenez 2021 see recognition section