Epidendrum brachyrepens Hágsater 1999 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Repens type Drawing by © Jimenez & Hagsater and Epidendra Webpage

Part shadeCool LATEWinter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Shorter Leaved Epidendrum repens Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, the Windward Islands, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in humid forests at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a small sized,cool growing, pendent epiphtye with a much branching, terete, cane-like stems producing very short branches from the apex of the previous stem and carrying numerous, all along the branching stems, coriaceous, ovate, bilobed apically, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, sessile, single flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 imbricating, conduplicate bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

This species has consistently short leaves, a sessile inflorescence with a solitary flower with oblong sepals and a triangular-cordate, ecallous lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 315 Hagsater 1999 drawing fide; Manual de las Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1388 Hagsater & Salazar 2010 see recognition; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014