Epidendrum hueycantenangense Hágsater & García-Cruz 1993 GROUP Anisatum


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TYPE Drawing

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


Common Name The Hueycantantengo Epidendrum [A Town in Guerrero state of Mexico]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte in Guerrero and Oaxaca states of Mexico at elevations of 1800 to 1950 meters with cane-like, simple, erect, terete stems carrying 3 to 10, narrowly lanceolate, obtuse, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, pendant, 3" [7.5 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence that arises from the same cane successively over several years.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 141 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 The Genus Epidendrum Part 1 Plate 146 Hagsater 1993 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 158 Hagsater & Dodson 1993 see recognition section;