Epidendrum platyclinium Hágsater & Dodson 1999 GROUP Megalospathum SUBGROUP Vesicaule

Another Angle Photos by © Lourens Grobler

Part Sun HotWarm Spring

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 with laterally compressed, short, branching stems carrying 4 to 14, ovate-elliptic, apiculate leaves that blooms in the spring without a spathe on an apical, erect, racemose, simultaneously 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 3 Plate 371 Hagsater 1999; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 15 [2] Plate 1574 Hagsater & Santiago 2016 see recongnition section;