~ Epidendrum oyacachiense Hágsater 1992 - See Epidendrum gratissimum (Rchb.f.) Hágsater & Dodson 1992

GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea

TYPE Drawing by © Schlechter

Common Name The Oyacachi Epidendrum [A thermal Springs resort to the east of Quito near where the type species was found]

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in Pichincha province of Ecuador at elevations around 3200 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with branching, terete, leafy stems carrying erect-spreading, coriaceous, linear, obtuse leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, pendent, 2.2" [5.5 cm] long, sub-dense, 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence with oblong, obtuse, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying thin, glabrous flowers.

"Epidendrum oyacachiense Hágsater belongs to the diothonea group and is recognized by the arched column, but it is slightJy longer (4 mm), sepals are about twice as long (11 mm), and lip is cuneate at base and suborbicular. Synonyms Diothonea angustifolia Schltr. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 8: 65 Ecuador Schlechter 1921 as Diothonea angustifolia; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 57 Figuren Altlas Schlechter 1929 as Diothonea angustifolia drawing fide; *Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 12: 296 Hagsater 1992;