Epidendrum puyoense Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Alberti SUBGROUP Physinga

TYPE Drawing by © M Lopez R and The AMO Herbaria Website

LATE MID

Common Name The Puyo Epidendrum [refers to a town in Ecuador where the species was discovered]

Flower Size .6” [1.5 cm]

Found in central Ecuador on the Amazon slope of the Andes at elevations around 1000 to 1100 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing caespitose epiphtye with simple, cane-like, ancipitous, somewhat flexuous stems carrying 7, all along the stem, unequal, narrowly elliptic, acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late spring, summer and through mid fall on a terminal and lateral, without a spathe, pluriracemose, peduncle ancipitous, relatively long, the apical raceme erect, each raceme with a conduplicate bract simlar to the floral bracts but larger, successively single, 8 flowered inflorescence with as long as the ovary, elliptic, rounded, conduplicate floral bracts and carrying green flowers.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 478 Hagsater & Dodson 2001 drawing fide;

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