Epidendrum panduratum Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Fritzianum

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Guitar Shaped Epidendrum [refers to the shape of the lip]

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador on embankments at elevations around 3100 meters as a giant sized, cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte with erect, branching near the apex stems, branches short, and carrying numerous, all along the stem, ovate to elliptic, rounded, retuse, apical margin finely denticulate leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, from the branches and possibly from the main stem, occuring only once, racemose, erect, simultaneously 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, pinkish green flowers.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 971 Hagsater 2007 drawing fide;

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