Epidendrum arbuscula Lindl. 1842 GROUP Arbusculum SUBGROUP Arbusculum TYPE For the section

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Common Name The Tree-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size to more than 1" [to more than 2.5 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador in elfin and cloud forests at elevations of 1700 to 3200 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing, reedstem epiphyte with a branching stem enveloped basally by scarious sheaths carrying distichous, articulated to the upper sheaths, coriaceous, elliptical, acute leaves that are conduplicate towards the base that blooms in the winter on a terminal, pendulous, to 8" [20 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with several to many simultaneously opening flowers.

"Epidendrum arbuscula belongs to the GROUP Arbusculum SUBGROUP Arbusculum which is characterized by the successive lateral growths produced from the middle of the previous growth, few leaves aggregate towards the apex of the stems, arching, apical inflorescence, colorful flowers, the lip bicallose. The species is recognized by its dense inflorescence of simultaneous greenish-cream colored flowers whlch turn yelloilsh brown, the spreading sepals slightly concave towards the apical half, the 3-lobed lip with semiovate lateral lobes. Epidendrum alticola Ames & Correll has white, slightly greenish sepals and petals, with a suborbicular to subrhombic, snow-white lip formed by 4 semiorbicular lobes, the callus yellowish. Epidendrum nelsonii Hágsater has a dense inflorescence, small flowers with spreading sepals .44 to .48" [11 to 12 mm] long, short ovaries .44 to .56" [11 to 14 mm] long, and very prominent floral bracts about as long as the ovary. Epidendrum badium Hágsater has successive, pale brown to reddish brown flowers, the lip ivory to sllghtly yellowlsh; the dorsal sepal is reflexed, and the laterals have a prominent dorsal keel." Hagsater etal 2006

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 photo fide; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 706 Hamer/Dodson 1982 see recognition section; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 716 Hamer/Dodson 1982 see recognition section;Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 724 Hamer/Dodson 1982 see recognition section; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 743 Hamer/Dodson 1982 see observations; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Icones Orchidaceaerum 2 Plate 103 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidaceaerum 2 Plate 110 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidaceaerum 2 Plate 121 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidaceaerum 2 Plate 134 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidaceaerum 2 Plate 145 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 162 Hagsater 1993see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 303 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 312 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 330 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 344 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 375 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 445 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 499 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 657 Bennett & Christenson 2001; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 575 Hagsater 2002 see recognition section; Icones Orchidaceaerum 7 Plate 710 Hagsater 2004 See recognition section; Icones Orchidaceaerum 7 Plate 768 Hagsater 2004 See recognition section; Icones Orchidaceaerum 7 Plate 779 Hagsater 2004 See recognition section; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005; Icones Orchidaceaerum 8 Plate 804 Hagsater 2006; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 808 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 812 Hagsater 2006; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 804 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidaceaerum 8 Plate 814 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 834 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 843 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 844 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 850 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 858 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 890 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 927 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 949 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 955 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 974 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 10 plate 1023 Hagsater & Soto 2008 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1109 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 see Recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1120 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 see Recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1126 Hagsater 2008 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1129 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 see Recognition; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1186 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 see Recognition; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1301 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 13 Plate 1374 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018

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