Epidendrum alieniferum Karremans & Bogarín 2012 GROUP Difforme

Inflorescence Photos © by Karremans and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Alien Carrying Epidendrum [an allusion to the flower being alien shaped]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in premontane wet forests at elevations around 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, simple, cane-like, terete, somewhat flattened stems carrying about 4 to 9, all along the stem, elliptic, obtuse, succulent, smooth, basally conduplicate leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, short, corymbose, 4 to 10, simultaneously flowered inflorescence with acute, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 12(1): 27 Karremans & Bogarín 2012 photo/drawing fide; Icones Orchidaceaerum 14 Plate 1402 Hagsater 2013 drawing fide;