Epidendrum confertum Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Repens TYPE Drawing of E prostratum by Schlechter and Epidendra Webpage

Part shadeColdEARLY Spring THROUGH EARLIERSummer

Common Name The Crowded Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama in wet cloud forests at elevations of 2000 to 2400 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing, prostrate to pendent epiphtye with Dichaea-Like, branching, terete, cane-like stems producing from several subapical internodes of the previous flowering stem and carrying numerous, all along the stems, complanate, perpendicular to the stem, coriaceous, strongly carinate, minutely rugose, ovate, acute to acuminate, not articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring through earlier summer on a terminal, sessile, single flowered inflorescence with a single, triangular, acute bract and ovate, obtuse floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, green to greenish white flowers.

The lareg, hanging plants with strongly carinate leaves, a single flowered inflorescence, the green flower that is enveloped by the bracts, an entire heart-shaped lip and a strongly arcuate ovary distinguish this species from others.

Synonyms Epidendrum prostratum Schltr. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Manual de las Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 919 Hagsater 2007 drawing fide;