Epidendrum boricuarum Hágsater & Sánchez Mata 1993 GROUP Difforme

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Common Name The Boricuas Epidendrum [Indigenous name of The Puerto Rican People, pre Colombian]

Flower Size 1/8" [3 cm]

Found in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Guadeloupe in humid broadleafed forests at elevations of sealevel to 1000 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with reed-like, somewhat laterally compressed, not ancipitose, flexuous stems carrying 6 to 12, elliptic to narrowly ovate, obtuse, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, subumbellate, short, 1 to 8 flowered inflorescence carrying simultaneously opening flowers that are fragrant at night and smell of cucumbers

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2, The genus Epidendrum. Part 1. A century of new species in Epidendrum; Fascicle 2: pl. 114 Hagsater 1993; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 133 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Hagsater & Salazar 1993 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 167 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 321 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 401 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 429 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 827 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing good

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