Epidendrum cruciforme Hágsater & E.Santiago 2006 GROUP Oerstedella SUBGROUP Aberrans 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 flowers


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