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Epidendrum tenuicaule  F. Lehm. & Kraenzl.;  Orchidaceae

Plantas epífitas o terrestres, a veces crecen sobre rocas, miden hasta 30 cm de alto; las raíces son de color blanco. Las hojas son alternas, lanceoladas, miden hasta 3 cm de largo. La inflorescencia consiste de racimos colgantes, de hasta 4 cm de largo, hasta con 20 flores. Las flores miden hasta 10 mm y son de color amarillo verdoso, el pétalo central (labelo), que es más grande, tiene 3 lóbulos. El fruto es una cápsula globosa, seca, de 2 cm de largo, de color verde, con costillas gruesas y miles de semillas diminutas.

Distribución: Endémica del Ecuador. En el PNC es común en varios ambientes.

Epiphytic or terrestrial plants, sometimes growing on rocks, up to 30 cm tall; the roots are white. The leaves are alternate, lanceolate, up to 3 cm long. The inflorescences are pendent racemes, up to 4 cm long, with up to 20 flowers. The flowers are greenish yellow, up to 10 mm long; the central petal (labellum) is larger and has 3 lobes. The fruit is a globose dry capsule, 2 cm long, green, ribbed and with thousands of minute seeds.

Distribution: Endemic to Ecuador. In CNP it is common in various environments.

 
 
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