Epidendrum fritzimegalotylosum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2009 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Fritzitanum Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Large Column E fritzianum-Like Epidendrum [Refers to its similarity to E fritzianum and its large column]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador at elevations of 1600 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing monopodial epiphyte with cane-like, erect, straight, subterete, main stem branching subapically in maturity stems carrying 11, all along the stem, alterenate, articulate, spreading, somewhat arching, unequal in size, basally smaller, elliptic-lanceolate, , acute, minutely ciliate apically margin leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, arching-nutant, peduncle short, subterete, with 5 to 6 prominent bracts, successively to 15 flowered inflorescence with prominent, longer than the ovary, triangular-lanceolate, long-acuminate, amplexicual floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green flowers with the sepals having a few purple dots and the apex of the column strongly tinged purple.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1247 Hágsater & Santiago 2009 drawing fide

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