Epidendrum badium Hágsater 1993GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Arbuscula

Inflorescence Photos by © Karl Senghas and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Type Drawing TYPE drawing by © Hagsater The Epidendra Website

Part sun Cool Spring THROUGH LATE Summer

Common Name The Brownish Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Guatemala at elevations around 1600 to 1750 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with a terete, straight, new stem produced from an intermediate internode of the previous stem and carrying 2 to 3, towards the apex, coriaceous, smooth, green, elliptic, obscurely bilobed leaves that blooms in the spring through late summer on a terminal, occuring only once, arising on a mature stem, racemose, arcuate, laterally compressed, 4" [10 cm] long, successively 12 to 16 flowered inflorescence with 2 basal, conduplicate bracts and carrying 6 to 8, resupinate, scentless flowers open at any one time.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 469 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing fide;