Epidendrum atwoodii Hágsater & L.Sánchez 1999 GROUP Difforme

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Common Name Atwood’s Epidendrum [American, Selby director OIS current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in wet forests at elevations around 650 to 800 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with simple, reed-like, terete, slightly flexuous stems carrying 5 to 8, linear to lanceolate, basally conduplicate, acute, slightly recurved leaves that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, arising on a mature cane, sessile, single flowered inflorescence with a much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts.

This species differs in its lanceolate sepals, , linear petals, a semi-orbicular lip that is indistinctly trilobed and a prominent, fimbriate clinandrium.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaeum 3 Plate 311 Hagsater , Sanchez and Garcia-Cruz 1999 drawing fide; Manual de las Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing;