Epidendrum ackermanii Hágsater 2004 GROUP Secundum SUBGROUP Secundum Photo by © the Presious of Cailan


Common Name Ackerman's Epidendrum [Botanist in Puerto Rico current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Puerto Rico in disturbed areas in wet forests at elevations of 450 to 1350 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial, epiphyte or lithophyte with terete, simple, cane-like stems carrying many, all along the stem, becoming smaller above, lanceolate, acute, mucronate, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the winter through summer on a terminal, elongate, 4.8 to 14.4" [12 to 36 cm] long including the 10 to 12" [25 to 30 cm] long peduncle, subcorymbose, 15 to 25 flowered inflorescence without a spathe and with 5 to 6, tubular, scarious bracts and shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate to acute floral bracts with successively opening, non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1992 as E secundum; *Icones Orchidacearum Vol 7 Plate 701 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Part 8 Plate 848 Hagsater 2006 as E lacerum see recognition section; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide