Epidendrum oyacachiense Hágsater 1992

GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea

TYPE Drawing by © Schlechter

Common Name The Oyacachi Epidendrum [A thermal Springs resort to the east of Quito near where the type species was found]

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in Pichincha Ecuador at elevations around 3200 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with branching, terete, leafy stems carrying erect-spreading, coriaceous, linear, obtuse leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, pendent, 2.2" [5.5 cm] long, sub-dense, 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence with oblong, obtuse, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying thin, glabrous flowers

Synonyms Diothonea angustifolia Schltr. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 8: 65 Ecuador Schlechter 1921 as Diothonea angustifolia; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 57 Figuren Altlas Schlechter 1929 as Diothonea angustifolia drawing fide; *Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 12: 296 Hagsater 1992;

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