Epidendrum portokalium Hágsater & Dodson 2004 GROUP Schistochilum SUBGROUP Secundum Photo by © Eric Hagsater

Partial sunWarm"Cool" Spring THROUGH MID Fall

Common Name The Orange Flowered Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found throughout north to south central Ecuador in undisturbed forests, disturbed habitats and citrus groves at elevations of 735 to 1600 meters as a giant sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with simple, terete, cane-like stems carrying 10 to 14, alternate, all along the stem, coriaceous, thin, lanceolate, marginally entire, unequally bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring through mid fall on a terminal, racemose, elongate, 20 to 98" [50 to 110 cm] long, terete, successsively 30 to 44 flowered inflorescence with 4 to 15, non-resupinate flowers open at any one time

The photo is the type photo used to describe the species.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 778 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 drawing fide