Epidendrum bicuniculatum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2007 GROUP Neowilliamsia TYPEDrawing by © Hagsater & Santiago and The Epidendra Website

Common Name or Meaning The Twice Cuniculate Epidendrum [refers to the nectary which has a gallery within]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in montane wet forests at elevations around 1700 to 1840 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a simple, new stem produced from a basal to middle internode of the previous stem, cane-like, terete below, laterally compressed above, thin, erect, straight stems carrying, in the upper 1/3 of the stem, 3, alternate, articulate, oblong-elliptic, obtuse, minutely apiculate, subcoriaceous leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, distichous, erect, 5.4" [13.5 cm] long including the 1.6" [4 cm] long, sinuous, ancipitous peduncle, rachis strongly zig-zag, ancipitous, lax, to 10 flowered inflorescence with about half open at any one time and the rest successive, non resupinate, distichous flowers and half as long as the ovary, deltoid, acute, conduplicate, ancipitous floral bracts and the flowers have tawny colored sepals, and petals, lip and column white strongly tinted with magenta.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceae Peruviarum Plate 453 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide;