Epidendrum chalcochromum Hágsater 2006 GROUP Oerstedella SUBGROUP Intermixtum TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater & Lopez and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Copper Colored Epidendrum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in cloud forests at elevations around 1800 to 1900 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with cane-like, simple, terete, thin, erect stem carrying numerous, all along the apical half of the stem, alternate, subcoriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate, subacute, unequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the late spring through earlier fall on a terminal, paniculate, 5.6" [ 14 cm] long and lateral, racemose, 1.6 to 3.6" [4 to 9 cm] long, peduncle terete, thin, ebracteate, simultaneously 4 to 10 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute, clasping floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with the tepals reddish brown on olive green, the column and lip somewhat red and the callus yellow.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 818 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing fide