Epidendrum cerinum Schltr. 1918 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

What was known as E comayguense Photo by Weyman Bussey

Common Name The Waxy Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras at elevations of 1200 to 2300 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a new stem originating from the middle internode of the previous simple, cane-like, terete, straight stem and carrying 2 to 6, aggregate towards the apex, alternate, articulaate, narrowly elliptic, acute, subcoriaceous leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a terminal, racemose, arching, laterally compressed, thin, two winged, 2 to 10 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and non-fragrant, resupinate, successive, waxy flowers

Synonyms Epidendrum comayaguense Ames 1933

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 as Epidendrum comayaguense drawing/photo fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 712 Dodson 1982 as E comayguense drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as E comayaguense drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 812 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidaceaerum 8 Plate 804 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidaceaerum 8 Plate 814 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 844 Hagsater 2006; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1109 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1120 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 see recognition section E dressleri; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide