Epidendrum campbellstigma Hágsater & García-Cruz 1999 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Platystigma TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater & Dodson and the The Epidendra Website


Common Name Campbell's Epidendrum [American Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in rain forests at elevations around 1450 meters as a giant sized, cool growing epiphyte with cane-like, branched, terete stems and carrying all along the stem, on the principal stem deciduous, and larger, on the secondary stems, smaller and persistent, narrowly oblong, oblique bilobed, rounded leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, generally on the branches, occuring only once, racemose, distichous, erect to arcuate, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long including the laterally compressed, erect, .28 to .6" [.7 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence without a spathe, and with conduplicate, non-imbricate, narrowly ovate, acute, much longer than the ovary floral bract and carrying resupinate, apple green flowers with a white lip.

Spearated from others by the oblong-elliptic, bilobed to retuse leaves, the racemose inflorescence with white flowers with .2" [5 mm] wide, lanceolate, acute sepals, a concave, semi-orbicular, basally truncate lip with a laminar callus, a short column that is wider towards the apex and a strongly arcuate ovary.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 318 Hagsater & Dodson 1999 drawing fide