Epidendrum cocoense Hágsater 1999 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Mirabile


Inflorescence Another Angle Photos by © Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR


Common Name The Isla de Coco Epidendrum [A Costa Rican island in the Pacific]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found on Isla de Coco, off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica along streams at elevations of sea level to 400 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphtye with successive, branching stems each flowering terminally with alternate, evenly distributed along the stem, articulate, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate to ligulate, obtuse, subcoriaceous leaves that blooms in the winter through summer on a terminal, occurring only once, sessile, successively 3 flowered inflorescence.

Vegetatively similar to E rafael-lucasii and E santaclarense the stems occur successively and are relatively short, flower and produce a new stem from the apex. E acunae has shorter stemsblooming and the flowers of E cocoense are smaller with lemon yellow to white, acute sepals that are .4 to .48" [1 to 1.2 cm] long.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 325 Hagsater 1999 drwaing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 341 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Manual de las Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2006 photo; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 840 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 957 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1382 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section;