Epidendrum alabastrialatum Pollard ex Hágsater 1978 GROUP Arbusculum Photo by © Eric Hagsater and The Kew Website

Part Shade Cool LATER Summer Fall

Common Name The Striped Flower Bud Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Oaxaca Mexico and Nicaragua in wet montane cloud forests at elevations of 1100 to 1600 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a much branched stem enveloped completely by imbricate sheaths and carrying 2 to 4, apical, articulate, lanceolate, acute, subcoriaceous leaves that blooms in the later summer and fall on a terminal, drooping, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, racemose, to about 10 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 706 Hamer 1982 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1301 Hagsater & Sanchez 2010 drawing fide;