Epidendrum costatum A. Rich. & Galeotti 1945 Photo courtesy of Noble Bashor


Common Name The Ribbed-Lip Epidendrum

Flower Size

Oaxaca Mx., 2103m elev., Puerto Escondido Rd. epiphytic on large oaks growing with Epidendrum oaxacanum and blooms in the later summer and early fall on a terminal, racemose, few to several flowered inflorescence with successive opening flowers.

Closely related to E guerrerense, E hueycantenangense E mixtecanum and E oaxacanum,


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; ORQUIDEA (Méx.) 9(1): 1983 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 141 Hagsater 1993 as E guerrerense see recognition section; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide