Epidendrum adnatum Ames & C.Schweinf. 1925 GROUP Alberti SUBGROUP Allenii Photo by Carnevali, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Collection sheet Specimen courtesy of Epidendra Webpage

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Common Name The Adnate Epidendrum [refers to the lip that is united to the column]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador at elevations of 550 to 1700 meters as a miniature to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a simple, cane-like, terete at the base, laterally compressed above, somewhat ancipitose, erect, straight stem carrying 4 to 7, all along the stem, articulate, alternate, suberect, linear-lanceolate, long-acuminate apically, cuneate below into the base leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an apical, rarely lateral, racemose, apically elongate, laterally sessile, laterally compressed, ancipitose, two winged, 6 to 20 flowered inflorescence arising through a triangular-lanceolate, subacute, tubular at the base becoming conduplicate towards the apex, spathaceous bract.

This species is distinguished by its ancipitous stems carrying 4 to 8, all along the stem leaves, the long, ancipitous, 2 winged, naked peduncle, the imbricate floral bracts and the entire, ovate, acute lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; Manual de las Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 901 Hagsater 2007 drawing fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 3 Morales 2009 photo fide;