Epidendrum apatotylosum Hágsater 2007 GROUP Secundum SUBGROUP Calanthum TYPE Drawing © by Hagsater The Epidendra Website

Part sun Warm Spring and LATERSummer

Common Name The Fake Calli Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica along river basins at elevations around 800 meters as a giant sized, warm growing, ant bearing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete, thin, straight stems carrying numerous, all along the apical half of the stem, alternate, coriaceous, oblong-elliptic, rounded apically, somewhat bilobed, margin spreading, apically undulate leaves that blooms in the spring and late summer on a terminal, pluri-racemose, elongating, 16.8 to 20" [42 to 50 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying 40 to 85 per raceme, non-resupinate, purple red flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 909 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 drawing fide