Epidendrum trachysepalum Hágsater 1992 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea Drawing by Hagsater and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Collection sheet Specimen by Hagsater and The Field Museum Website

Common Name The Rough-Surfaced Sepal Epidendrum

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in wet montane forests and very cool wet cloud forests at elevations of 1700 to 3200 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing reedstem epiphyte with slender, sparsly branched, enveloped by persistent, close, tubular leaf sheaths which are leaf-bearing towards the apex, with linear-lanceolate, acute leaves that are attenuate to the conduplicate, articulated base that blooms on a terminal, 1 1/2" [3.4 cm] long, few to several [to 9] flowered, racemose inflorescence with small ovate-triangular floral bracts occuring in the spring.

Synonyms Diothonea exasperata C. Schweinf. 1951;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Diothonea exasperata drawing; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 657 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 732 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1394 Hasater & Salazar 2010 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1395 Hasater & Salazar 2010 drawing ok