Epidendrum pseudonocturnum Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Nocturnum

Plant and Flower Photos by © Eric Hagsater

Common Name The False Nocturnum Epidendrum

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in northernmost Ecuador and possibly southern Colombia in coastal rainforests at elevations of 250 to 800 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial on roadside slopes or as an epiphtye in tall trees in rainforests with simple, terete, straight stems carrying 6 to 8, elliptic to oblong, uequally bilobed apically, coriaceous, deep green, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, several over years from the same, successively single flowered inflorescence. Differs for E nocturnum by the terete, non-ancipitous stem with green leaves and smaller flowers with sepals and petals being 4.7 to 5.2 cm long as well as the capsule has a short pedicel and an apical beak

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 178 Hagsater & Salazar 1993 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 326 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 photo drawing/photo fide

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