Epidendrum caluerorum Hágsater 1993 GROUP Spathiger SUBGROUP Coriifolium TYPE Drawing © by Hagsater The Epidendra Website

Part sun WarmCool WinterSpring Summerfall

Common Name Luers' Epidendrum [American Orchidists and Pleurothallid experts current]

Flower Size 1." [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in cloud forests at elevations of 700 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, erect, laterally compressed stems and carrying 3 to 5, all along the apical half of the stem, coriaceous, linear to narrowly elliptic, unequally bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, racemose, occuring only once, distichous, erect, laterally compressed, ancipitose, winged, flexuous, 3.6 to 8.4" [9 to 21 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence arising on a mature growth, with as long as the ovary, almost parellel to the rachis, ovate, conduplicate, acute floral bracts and carrying 3 to 6, successively opening, 3 to 4 open at a time, non-resupinate, green t olight green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 116 Hagsater & Salazar 1993 drawing fide