Epidendrum cordiforme C.Schweinf. 1940 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Rugosum Photo by Hagsater and Epidendra Webpage

Part shadeColdLATER SummerMIDWinter

Common Name The Heart-Shaped Lip Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1900 to 2700 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphtye with a cane-like, thin, branching above stem carrying to 10, all along the main stem, 3 to 4 each on the branches, a single leaf on the flowering branches, each blade subcoriaceous, smooth, dorsally carinate, oblong-elliptic to linear, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the later summer though mid winter on a terminal, racemose, distichous, subsessile, 1 to rarely 2 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary, infundibuliform, verrucose, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 922 Hagsater 2007 drawing fide;