(pronounced: hahg-SAT-er-ah)


Epidendreae subtribe Laeliinae

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Epiphytes or lithophytes with trailing rhizomes. Pseudobulbs erect, club-shaped to narrowly cigar-shaped. Leaves solitary. Inflorescences terminal, subsessile to subelongate racemes, the floral bracts minute. Flowers nodding, fragrant. Sepals and petals free, spreading, subsimilar, subequal. Lip three-lobed, the lateral lobes minute. Column very short, stout, with a short foot; pollinia 8, on separate appressed caudicles.


Dedicated to Mexican taxonomist Eric Hagsater.


A genus of two species restricted to western Mexico.

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Gonzalez Tamayo, R. 1974. A new genus and one new species from the state of Jalisco: Hagsatera rosilloi. Orquidea (Mex.) 3(11):352-357.

Williams, L. O. 1942. A new Epidendrum from Mexico. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 10(10):308-310.