Epidendrum anastasioi Hágsater 1993 GROUP Difforme

TYPE Drawing Photo by © Karremans/TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater and Epidendra Website

Common Name Anastasio's Epidendrum [Sr. Anastasio Alfaro - Costa Rican Orchid Enthusiast and Collector of type current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in wet forests at elevations around 1200 to 1900 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a simple, reed-like, somewhat laterally compressed, slightly zigzag stem carrying 5 to 9, all along the stem, subcoriaceous, thin, elliptic, unequally bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, occuring only once, subumbellate, 15 to 22 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, ovate, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, simultaneously opening flowers.

Similar to E chlorocorymbos but this one is a smaller plant with laterally compressed stems and a trilobed lip with the lateral lobes being semi-ovate


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 106 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Manual de las Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;