Epidendrum platyclinium Hágsater & Dodson 1999 Photo by © Lourens Grobler
Common Name The Broad Clinandrium Epidendrum
Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]
Found in southern Ecuador around Loja at elevations of 2600 to 2900 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing caespitose terrestrial or epiphyte wioth laterally compressed, short, branching stems carrying 4 to 14, ovate-elliptic, apiculate leaves that blooms without a spathe on an apical, erect, racemose, simultaneous 8 to 30 flowered inflorescence enveloped by tubular, acute, conduplicate bracts and acuminate floral bracts that are 1/4 to 1/2 the length of the ovary and carry resupinate flowers.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum The genus Epidendrum. Part 2. "A second century of new species in Epidendrum Plate 371 Hagsater 1999; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001;