Epidendrum lagotis Rchb.f. 1855 GROUP Megalospathum Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade ”Cool" ”Cold" LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Hare Epidendrum [reference obscure]

Flower Size 1.6” [4 cm]

Found in Norte de Santander department of Colombia at elevations of 1500 to 2100 meters as a small sized, cool tocold growing epipjute with simple, cane-like, terete, thin, upwards arching, basally enveloped by 1 to 2 sheaths and carrying 6 to 10, all along the setm, alternate, articulatte, unequal in size, basal lly smaller, ovate-elliptic, subobtuse, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, arising through a semi-obovate, rounded conduplicate spathe, peduncle .06 to .08” [1.5 to 2 mm] long, thin, laterally compressed, erect, straight, rachis very short, .16 to .24” [4 to 6 mm] long, both hidden within the spathe, simultaneously 2 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, widely triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul, hidden within the spathe floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1532 Hagsater & Santiago 2015 drawing fide