Epidendrum panduratum Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Fritzianum

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Guitar Shaped Epidendrum [refers to the shape of the lip]

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador on embankments at elevations around 3100 meters as a giant sized, cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte with erect, branching near the apex stems, branches short, and carrying numerous, all along the stem, ovate to elliptic, rounded, retuse, apical margin finely denticulate leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, from the branches and possibly from the main stem, occuring only once, racemose, erect, simultaneously 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, pinkish green flowers.

"Epidendrum panduratum belongs to the GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Fritzianum, which is characterized by the erect, reed-like stems with subapical branching, racemose inflorescence, compact, fleshy flowers and leaves ovate and rounded. E. panduratum has a panduriform lip, with the apical half longer but as wide as the basal half. The petals are spatulate, widely rounded and the whole margin is erose." Hagsater etal 1993


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 172 Hagsater 1993 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 725 Hagsater and Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1217 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section;Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1281 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 16[1} Plate 1645 Hagsater & Sanchez 2018 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 18(1) plate 1834 Hagsater, Pfahl & Cisneros 2020 see recognition section