Epidendrum lindae Hágsater & Dodson 1999 GROUP Aquaticum

Photo by © Eric Hunt

Full Shade CoolColdSpring

Common Name Linda's Epidendrum [Linda Escobar Colombian Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [.5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in montane cloudforests at elevations of 1700 to 2580 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with erect, branching, rigid, cane-like stems enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths and each carrying oblong, rounded, entire, dorsally somewhat carinate leaves that blooms in the spring on an apical, flowering only once, paniculate to racemose, erect, 2.4 to 6" [6 to 15 cm] long, to 24 flowered inflorescence with non-resupinate, successively opening, 2 to 7 open at a time, fleshy flowers

"Epidendrum lindae belongs to the GROUP Aquaticum characterized by the monopodial, branching habit, the distichous, erect inflorescence, with fleshy flowers, and the disc of the lip and/or nectary often pilose. The species has erect, branching stems, a paniculate or simple inflorescence, successive, partly open flowers with spreading linear petals, the sinuose rachis with somewhat retrorse bracts is characteristic. E. carnosiflorum has narrower leaves .32" [8 mm] wide, a simple inflorescence, not branched, and larger flowers with the dorsal sepal .4 to .44" [10 to 11 mm] long. Epidendrum rugulosum Schltr. has somewhat similar flowers, but the leaves are narrowly linear-oblong, the inflorescence simple and the flowers larger." Hagsater etal 1999


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Orchidaceae 3 plate 345 Hagasater & Dodson 1999 drawing fide; Icones Orchidaceae 7 plate 717 Hagasater & Dodson 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 790 Hagsater and Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 798 Hagsater and Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1348 Hagsater 2010 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1349 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1557 Hagsater & Sanchez 2015 see recognition section; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 Photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 17(1) Plate 1786 Hagsater & Jimenez 2019 see recognition section;