Epidendrum maldonadoense Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Fritzianum TYPE Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

MID EARLY

Common Name The Maldonado Epidendrum [A town near where the type was collected]

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in northern Carchi Province of Ecuador near Colombia on the western slope of the Andes at elevations of 1700 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with cane-like, laterally compressed, straight stem carrying 9, all along the stem, elliptic, acute, apical margin minutely dentate leaves that blooms in the mid winter and early spring on a terminal, without a spathe, racemose, erect, occuring only once, peduncle .6” [1.5 cm] long, terete, erect, straight, gradually wider towards the apex, rachis 6.8 to 11.4” [17 to 28.5 cm] long, terete, green, pyramidal, 6 to 12” [15 to 30 cm] long overall, successively 21 to 30 flowered inflorescence with prominent, much longer than the flowers, diminishing in size above, ovate-triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul, cymbiform, apical margin minutely denticulate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, very fleshy, color of ripe olives flowers with a light green lip.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 456 Hagsater & Dodson 2001 drawing fide

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