Epidendrum brachybotrys Ackerman & Montalvo 1986 GROUP Bambusiforme Drawing by A Montalvo and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Short Bunch of Grapes Epidendrum [an allusion to the inflorescence]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in western Panama on the continental divide at elevations around 700 to 1400 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete, thick stems carrying numerous, all along the stem, grass-like, unequal, gradually smaller towards the apex, narrowly elliptic, acuminate, slightly revolute, dorsally veined, entire margined leaves that blooms in the winter on numerous, lateral, on mature stems, pluriracemose, .8" [2cm] long, simultaneously 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with nearly as long as the ovary, widely ovate, rounded floral bracts and carrying resupinate, greenish white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidaceaum 8 Plate 813 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing fide;