Epidendrum cirrhochiloides Hágsater & E.Santiago 2008 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Cirrhochilum-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Panama in cloud forests at elevations of 650 to 850 meters as a medium to giant sized, warm growing epiphyte with simpple, cane-like, laterally compressed, gradually thinner towards the apex, erect, straight stems enveloped below by scarious sheaths and carrying 9 to 16, allalong the apical 2/3's of the stem, articulate, elliptic, short-acuminate, veins conspicuous, margin entire leaves that blooms in the later spring though late fall on a terminal, suberect, paniculate, peduncle laterally compressed, short, provided with 1 to 2 tubular, acuminate bracts, to 12" [30 cm] long, mostly simultaneously 60 to 200 flowered inflorescence with more than 1/2 as long as the ovary, linear-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with the tepals white to greenish, and the lip white with purple lines.

Similar to E cirrhochiloidees but it differs in the smaller plant with oblong to oblong-lanceolate leaves, smaller flowers with sepals that are .28" 7 mm], a single callus on the lip, and the apical lobes are acuminate-cirrhose.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1110 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 Drawing fide