Epidendrum candelabrum Hágsater 1988 GROUP Difforme

Side View of Flower Photos by © Bogarin and Epidendra Website

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Common Name The Candalabra Epidendrum [refers to the erect position of the pollina and their likeness to a candle stick]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 600 to 1700 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a simple, cane-like, somewhat laterally compressed, flexuous stems carrying 2 to 6, all along the stem, alternate, subcoriaceous, gradually larger towards the apex, lanceolate-ovate to elliptic, narrowly and unequally bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late spring through summer on a terminal, subcorymbos, short, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, spreading, ovate, acute floral bracts and carrying successively opening, 1 to 2 at a time, resupinate flowers

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 142 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 drawing fide;

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