Epidendrum acrostigma Hágsater & García-Cruz 1999 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Platystigma Drawing by © Jimenez & Hagsater and The Epidendra Webpage

Part shadeWarmCool MIDWinter Spring Summer

Common Name The High Elevation Platystigma Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in oak and rain forests at elevations of 2200 to 3000 meters as a giant sized, cold growing epiphtye or terrestrial with a branching, cane-like, terete stem carrying numerous, all along the main and secondary stems, deciduous when branched, branches persistent, smaller, both coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, obliquely bilobed, rounded leaves that blooms in the mid winter through summer on a terminal, arising from the branches, racemose, distichous, erect to arcuate, 1.6 to 2.4 " [4 to 6 cm] long, short, laterally compressed, flexuous inflorescence with 1, conduplicate, widely oblong-ovate, obtuse bract and conduplicate, much longer than the ovary, not imbricate, widely ovate, acute floral bacts and carrying 4 to 6, simultaneously opening flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 301 Hagsater 1999 drawing fide;