Epidendrum cusii Hágsater 1978 GROUP Chloe

Photo by © Gaudi Uribe Puebla


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TYPE Drawing

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

Full shadeCool ColdWinter EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning Cusi's Epidendrum [Mexican Orchid Enthusiast and Nurseryman current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Mexico and Guerrero states of Mexico in pine-oak forests at elevations of 1800 to 2400 meters as a small to large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, reed-like stems carrying 2 to 9, near the apex of the stem, distichous, narrowly linear-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the winter through early summer on a terminal, short, successively to 5 flowered inflorescence which are successive themselves so as to appear branched over time and carry odor-less flowers.

Epidendrum cusii is part of GROUP Chloe García-Cruz 1992 compares this species with E chloe, Epidendrum examinis S.Rosillo 1984 , Epidendrum lowilliamsiiand E matudae so I have addded them all to GROUP Chloe which may be incorrect as most certainly E cusii does not belong here.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 7: 107 Hagsater 1978 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Epidendrum Part 1 Plate 29 Hagsater 1990 drawing fide; Orquídea (Méx.) 12(2): 131-138. Garcia Cruz 1992 drawing fide