Epidendrum cruciforme Hágsater & E.Santiago 2006 GROUP Oerstedella SUBGROUP Aberrans TYPE Drawing © by Hagsater & Santiago The Epidendra Website

Cool LATEFall

Common Name or Meaning The Cross-Like Epidendrum [refers to the lip]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Nicaragua on the cordillera central in cloud forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with simple, reed-like, terete, thin stems enveloped basally by tubular, non-foliaceous, verrucose sheaths and carrying 4 to 6, towards the apex of the stem, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long including the .36" [9 mm] long, thin, smooth, terete peduncle, simultaneously to 15 flowered inflorescence without a spathe but has prominent, narrowly triangular, acute, half as long as the ovary or more floral bracts and carrying resupinate, pink to white with pink apexes flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaeum 8 Plate 822 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing fide;