Epidendrum costanense Hágsater & Carnevali 1993 TYPE Drawing by Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

CoolLATE Winter Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Cordillera de la Costa Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela in the Cordillera de la Costa at elevations of 1200 to 1360 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with narrowly fusiform, several noded pseudobulbs enveloped completely in youth by scarious, imbricating sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, from the upper sheaths of the pseudobulb, linear-elliptic, acute, grasslike leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on a terminal, arising on a mature pseudobulb, occuring only once, shorter than the apical leaf, to 3.2" [8 cm] long including the .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long peduncle, erect to slightly arcuate, racemose, simultaneously 4 to 20 flowered inflorescence without a spathe but has triangular-ovate, hyaline, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying resupinate, sweet but not pleasantly scented, green, creamy green or creamy buff flowers with a white column.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaeum 1 Plate 124 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 drawing fide;