Epidendrum dorsocarinatum Hágsater 1984 GROUP Anisatum

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo/TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Dorsally Carinate Epidendrum [refers to the dorsally carinate sepals and petals]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in the state of Mexico in Mexico in fir forests at elevations around 2600 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender, simple stems carrying 2 to 5, towards the apex of the stem, articulated, linear-lanceolate, acute, very narrow, coriaceous, canaliculate on the upper surface, rounded dorsally leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, peduncle to .44" [1.1 cm] long, rachis simultaneously to 7 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying olive green to copper flushed, non-fragrant flowers with the disc of the lip being purplish brown and the base of the column apple green.

"Epidendrum dorsocarinatum is part of GROUP Anisatum and is distinguished by the small plants to 6" [15 cm] tall, the simple stems, the thin, long, coriaceous, sulcate only on top, the short scape, recuring over various years, light green flowers with a 3-lobed lip with 3 lobules similar in size, the middle one semi-elliptic and slightly emarginate. The sepals and petals are dorsally carinate above the veins. The closest relative is E. anisatum but it is separated by the leaves that are .12 to .16" [3 to 4 mm] wide, and E pastranae is separated easily by the 3-lobed lip with the middle lobule larger than the laterals." Hagsater 1984


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquidea [Mexico City] Vol 9 [2] Hagsater 1984 drawing/photo fide; Orquídea (Méx.) 12(2): 131-138. Garcia Cruz 1992 drawing fide