Epidendrum sangayense Hágsater & Dodson 2006 GROUP Megalospathum SUBGROUP Minutidentatum

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Common Name The Sangay Epidendrum [Ecuadorian National Park]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in south central Ecuador at elevations around 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with branching, branches arise from the middle internode of the previous stem, cane-like, laterally compressed, ancipitous, somewhat flexuous stems carrying 5 to 8, all along the stem, alternate, spreading, unequal [basal and apical leaves smaller], lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, coriaceous, slightly erose dorsal keel, margin denticulate, subacute, leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, arising through a single, widely ovate, apically rounded, conduplicate, enveloping most all of the rachis, subsessile, peduncle short, without bracts, laterally compressed, simultaneously 3 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers without fragrance data.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; *Icon. Orchid. 8: 884 Hágsater & Dodson 2006 Drawing fide

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