Epidendrum stenophyllum Hágsater & Dodson 1993 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Gastropodium TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

LATE THROUGH EARLY

Common Name The Narrow Leaved Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Tungurahua Ecuador in the upper basin of the rio Pastaza at elevations of 1800 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with canre-like, branching, new stems arise from a subapical node of the previous stem, terete stems carrying 5 to 6, all along the apical half of the stem, linear, acute, stiff leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, arising on a mature stem, occuring only once, arcuate, without a spathe, peduncle terete, naked but sometimes with a linear-triangualr bract, .8 to 1.4" [2 to 3.5 cm] long, simultaneously 2 to 12 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular,acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, purple brown flowers with the lobules of the column pink.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaeacrum 2 Plate 186 Hagsater & Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 252 Bennett & Christenson 1995 Drawing fide

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