Epidendrum allenii L.O.Williams 1941 GROUP Albertii SUBGROUP Allenii Photos by Franco Pupulin and Epidendra Website©

Part Sun Warm cool LATERSummer THROUGH MIDWinter

Common Name Allen's Epidendrum [American Botanist mostly in Panama 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador in wet forests at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, basally terete, becoming laterally compressed and ancipitous towards the apex stems carrying 5 to 9, distributed along the stem, alternate, suberect, longlasting, subcoriaceous, elliptic to lanceolate, acute to shortly acuminate, entire marginally, dark green, the under side and sometimes the apex tinged reddish, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the later summer through mid winter on a terminal, erect, distichous, racemose at first flowering then producing new racemes within the dark green, generally 1, lanceolate-ovate, acute, tubular basally, conduplicate towards the apex, ancipitous spathaceous bract, becoming pluriracemose, elongate, laterally compressed, ancipitose, two winged, prominent towards the base becoming narrower at the apex, terete, thin, short, 3 to 17 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, elliptic-ovate, obtuse, conduplicate, imbricating, persistent even after flowering floral bracts and carrying successively opening flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; 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; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Cho Colombia Misas 2005 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 905 Hagsater & Santiago 2007 drawing fide; Orchids of the Darien Gap Kolanowska 2014 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;