~Epidendrum embreei Dodson 1982 - See Epidendrum spathatum Schltr. 1917 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum

Closer Shot Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

Common Name or Meaning Embre's Epidendrum [American co-collector of species]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Ecuador in subtropical montane forests at elevations around 2000 to 2800 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial on steep embankments with a short rhizome carrying cane-like, erect to decumbent stems enveloped by distichous, tubular, foliaceous sheaths carrying, membranaceous, narrowly elliptic, acuminate leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a terminal, paniculate, to 8 " [20 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by 2 to 3, narrowly triangular, acuminate, tubular sheathing bracts and each branch of the inflorescence is subtended by a narrow, elongate bract and each flower has a narrowly triangular floral bract.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 426 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 416 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 447 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 463 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #6 2009 photo fide; Orchids of Tropical America Meisel 2014 photo fide;