Epidendrum buenaventurae F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899 GROUP Nocturnum SUBGROUP Nocturnum Drawing by Hagsater & Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Buenaventura Epidendrum [A town on the Pacific coast of Colombia]

Flower Size 3.6 [9 cm]

Found in Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia in Pacific lowlands and coastal mangoves at elevations of sea level to 1400 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed stems carrying 3 to 7, all along the apical half of the stem, coriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate, bilobed apcailly, dorsally carinate, green above, red purple beneath leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal erect, racemseo to pluri-racemose, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, slightly fragrant flowers with the tepals greenish brown to yellowish green, the lip and the colum white, the apical half of the the midlobe of the lip can be yellow as well as the calli.

Synonyms Epidendrum nocturnum var. panamense Schltr. 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 244 Schlechter 1920; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005; Icones Orchidacearum 11 plate 1107 Hagsater 2008 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide;