Epidendrum atypicum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2006 GROUP Oerstedella SUBGROUP Aberrans TYPE Drawing © by Hagsater & Santiago and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Atypical Epidendrum [refers to the lack of spreading apical lobes as with others in the Subgroup Aberrans]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in wet montane forests at elevations around 2400 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with mature (after flowering) stems branching above, branches short, cane-like, terete stems carrying 11 to 16, in the upper half, alternate, lanceolate, acute, leaves that blooms in the late summer on a terminal, racemose, erect, 1.8 to 2.8"[4.5 to 7 cm] long including the .6 to .72" [1.5 to 1.8 cm] long terete peduncle, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with a much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, purple flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaeum 3 Plate 311 Hagsater , Sanchez and Garcia-Cruz 1999 drawing fide