Epidendrum heterothoneum (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Hágsater & Dodson 1992. GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea Photo by © Lourens Grobler


Common Name The Differing Epidendrum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in cold wet cloud forests at elevations of 2400 to 3200 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a woody, many branched stems enveloped mostly by scarious leaf sheaths and carrying linear-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, subsesille, nodding, few flowered, racemose inflorescence with minute floral bracts and nodding flowers.

Synonyms Diothonea heterothonaea Rchb.f. & Warsz. 1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Diothonaea heterothonaea; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo hmm; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum plate 638 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 706 Hagsater 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 733 Hagsater 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 835 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1395 Hasater & Salazar 2010 see recognition section;