Epidendrum guerrerense Hágsater & García-Cruz 1993 GROUP Anisatum


Another Color Form

Photos by © Patricia Harding

TYPE Drawing

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


Common Name The Guerrero Epidendrum [State in Western Mexico]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Guerrero state in southern Mexico in oak forests on trees at elevations around 1800 to 1900 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with cane-like, erect, terete stems enveloped completely by old scarious, tubular leaf-sheaths and carrying a few to 10, narrowly elliptic, coriaceous, thin, obtuse, basally conduplicate and clasping leaves that blooms in the fall till early winter on one to a few lax, terminal, occuring for many years, racemose, short, arcuate inflorescence carrying 10 to 30, simultaneous, fleshy, resupinate, odorless flowers

Closely related to E costatum, E oaxacanum, which differs in the lateral lobes of the lip with margins entire and the yellowish-green flowers. E hueycantenangensewhich has the lip obscurely lobed and E mixtecanum.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 146 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; * Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 141 Hagsater 1993 drawing fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide