Epidendrum vandifolium Lindl. 1849 GROUP Anisatum Photo courtesy of Noble Bashor.

Common Name The Vanda Like Leaved Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Sinaloa Mx., 1920m elev., near Devils Backbone on Mazatlan to Durango rd. epyhitic on oaks

Found in Sinaloa and Durango states of Mexico on the Pacific coast in pine-oak forests at elevations of 1100 to 1920 meters as a cool growing epiphytewith a cane-like stem carrying several disitchous, linear, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a terminal, arcuate to pendant, racemose, few flowered inflorescence with the scented flowers opening simultaneously.

Part of the E anisatum/gladiatum complex but differs from E anisatum in a scent other than anise, wider leaves amd cuneate lip [instead of triangular], red to purple flowers with a darker disc and flowers in the summer and fall.

Synonyms Epidendrum durangense Hágsater & Holman 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list as Synonym to E vandifolium, IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985 as E durangense;

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