Epidendrum anoglossoides Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Rugosum Specimen by Standley and Epidendra Webpage

Fragrance Part shadeColdEARLY Spring THROUGH EARLIERFall

Common Name The Epidendrum anoglossum-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in cloud forests at elevations of 2300 to 2800 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphtye with a cane-like, flexuous, laterally compressed towards the apex, somewhat terete at the base stems producing several short branches from the middle internodes and these in turn produce short branches from the subapical internode and carrying 4 to 10, all along the main stem, 1 to 5 on the short flowering branches, elliptic-lanceolate, unequally bilobed apically, dorsally carinate, subcoriaceous, rugose, margin entire leaves that blooms in the early spring through earlier fall on a terminal, racemose, distichous, arching, nutant, smooth, shorter, zigzag, laterally compressed, lax, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature stem, with as long to longer than the ovary, deltoid, ovate, obtuse, conduplicate floral bracts and carrying distichous, simultaneous, slightly metallic scentedyellowish green becoming brown with age flowers.

Separated from others by the branching stems, the arcuate, few flowered inflorescence with lanceolate petals, and the cordate-acuminate lip


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; 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; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 907 Hagsater 2007 drawing fide;