Epidendrum carolii Schltr. 1923 GROUP Carloii Photo by Julio Cesar Orantes

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Joe Linger

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Common Name Carol's Epidendrum [Alsatian horticulturist Karl Werckle later 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size 3/8" [1.75 cm]

Found in Jalisco and Oaxaca states of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in open, wet, montane oak forests at elevations of 500 to 1700 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with clumped, terete stems enveloped by a few, acuminate, scarious sheaths and carrying 2+ , apical, narrowly elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, coriaceous, basally clasping leaves and blooms in the later spring through mid fall on a simple, racemose [rarely branched], 8"+ [20 cm+] long, slender, few to several flowered inflorescence arising on a mature cane and carrying small, resupinate, slightly scented flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 35. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 117. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum I Plate 27 Hagsater and Salazar 1990 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1018 Dodson 1984 fide; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 722 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1164 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 13 Plate 1312 Hagsater & Sanchez 2010 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1346 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide<

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