Epidendrum antonense Hágsater 1993 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Turialvae

Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz, plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden

Side View of Flowers Photo by Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Anton Epidendrum [The Anton Valley, Panama, species first found]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Panama on both sides of the continental divide in wet montane forests near rivers and above dams at elevations around 70 to 800 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte of the E paniculatum complex with a cane-like, erect, ancipitous stem mostly enveloped by scarious, tubular old leaf sheaths and carrying a few to several, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, grass-like, purple leaves that are basally clasping and blooms in the later summer on a terminal, erect then arching, 4" [10 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence that can rebloom for years and has simultaneous, non-fragrant, resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 The Genus Epidendrum Part 1 Plate 108 Hagsater 1993 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1193 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 181 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 see recognition section;