Epidendrum laurelense Hágsater & Dodson 2001GROUP Secundum SUBGROUP Secundum Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Cold LATER Spring

Common Name The El Laurel Epidendrum [The Ranch in Ecuador where the species was discovered]

Flower Size .8” [2 cm]

Found in northen Ecuador near the border of Colombia on roadsides and rocks in wet montane forests at elevations of 1400 to 3000 meters as a giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte with erect, cane-like, terete, straight stems carrying numerous, all along the apical 2/3’s of the stem, coriaceous, oblong, apically bilobed leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, arising on a mature stem, erect, peduncle elongate, racemose, producing successive racemes over several years, successively 12, many flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate carmine red flowers with the apex of the column around the anther yellow and the callus is white.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 452 Hagsater & Dodson 2001 drawing fide;

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