Epidendrum subumbellatum Hoffmanns. 1842 SECTION Difforme Photo by © Adam Karremans


Common Name The Almost Umbellatum-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Guyana, Fr Guiana, Surinam and Brazil in lowland and mid-elevation tropical formations at elevations of sea-level to 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a terete, slightly flexuous stem carrying elliptic, obtuse to retuse, coriaceous, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on an apical, subcorymbose, occuring only once, short, 5 to 20 flowered inflorescence and carrying flowers that have a nocturnal, yeasty smell.

Synonyms Epidendrum chlorocorymbos Schltr.1922; Epidendrum panegyricum Hágsater & L.Sánchez 1999; Epidendrum pseudodifforme Hoehne & Schltr. 1926;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17:30. Panama Schlechter 1922 as E chlorocorymbos; Die Orchideen #9 33-36 tafel 9 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 as E chlorocorymbos photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 365 Hagsater, Sanchez 1999 as E panegyricum drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 570 Hagsater & Soto 2002 as E chlorocorymbos drawing ok; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 as E chlorocorymbos photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1223 Hagsater 2009 as E chlorocorymbos drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1258 Hagsater 2009 as E klugii see recognition section; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 3 Morales 2009 as E chlorocorymbos photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1393 Hasater & Salazar 2010 E thiagoi see recognition section; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 as Epidendrum chlorocorymbos photo fide;