Epidendrum microdiothoneum Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

FragrancePartial shade Cool ColdLATESummerfall

Common Name or Meaning The Tiny Diothoneum Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador on the western slopes of the Andes at elevations of 1900 to 2200 meters as a small to large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with terete, branching, cane-like stems carrying numerous, towards the apex of the terminal stem, linear-lanceolate, unequally bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, arching, glomerulose, short, 10 to 11 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature stem and carrying simultaneously opening, resupinate, very fragrant [pears] flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 459 Hagsater 2001 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo ok; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 732 Hagsater 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 706 Hagsater 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 847 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section;