Epidendrum pollardii Hágsater 1993 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Mirabile

Inflorescence

TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater and The AMO Herbaria Website

LATE THROUGH MID

Common Name Pollard’s Epidendrum [American Orchid enthusiast and Mexican Orchid Expert 1900’s]

Flower Size .8” [3 cm]

Found in Guerrero and Oaxaca states of Mexico in tall evergreen forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing hanging epiphyte with pendent, branching, cane-like, terete, slightly flexuous stems carrying narrowly lanceolate, bilobed, coriaceous, fleshy leaves that blooms in the latere spring, summer through mid-fall terminal, on the secondary branches, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with as long as the ovaryovate, floral bracts and carrying back to back held, nocturnally fragrant, deep brown to greenish brown flowers,

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 176 Hagsater & Dodson 1993 drawing fide;

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