Epidendrum neogaliciensis Hágsater & R.González 1983 GROUP Chloe

TYPE Drawing

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


Common Name The Jalisco Epidendrum

Flower Size .6” [1.5 cm]

Found in Jalisco state of Mexico on oaks in pine/oak forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a medium to just large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, straight stems carrying distichous, articulate, in the upper 1/2 of the stem, thin, rigid, ligulate-lanceolate, acute, dorsally carinate leaves that blooms in the late summer and earlier fall on a terminal, peduncle short, 1.6” [4 cm] long, arcuate-hanging, racemose, successively 2 to 3, 10 flowered inflorescence with triangular-acuminate to obtuse, progressively shorter above floral bracts and carrying small, short-lived flowers with the lip and column purple, the anther, sepals and petals are green.

"Epidendrum neogalaciensis is part of the GROUP Chloe characterized by the sympodial, caespitose plants with simple, very thin stems carrying grass-like, acuminate, suberect leaves and blooms on a racemose, lax, few flowered inflorescence with delicate flowers with a more or less cordate lip. The species is distinguished by the simple stems, the thin rigid, 2.8 to 4.4" long x .24 to .36" wide [7 to 11 cm x 6 to 9 mm] leaves, the short, arching inflorescence with small, successive flowers with green sepals and petals, the purple lip that is strongly carinate, tri-lobed apically, the midlobe bilobed and with more or less entire margins" Translated from Spanish, Orquidea [Mexico City] n.s., 9: 144 Hagsater & R.González 1983


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquidea [Mexico City] n.s., 9: 144 Hagsater & R.González 1983 photo/drawing fide; Flora Novo-Galiciana Vol 16 Mc Vaugh 1985 drawing fide