Epidendrum curvisepalum Hágsater & Dressler 1993 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Rugosum TYPE Drawing © by Jimenez & Hagsater & Dressler and The Epidendra Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Curved Sepal Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Panama in cloud forests at elevations around 1400 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with branching, flexuous, main stem short, producing new branches from the lower and middle internodes which in turn produce flowering branches from the upper internodes and may produce new very short branchlets from subapical internodes carrying per stem or branch 3 to 8, distributed all along, narrowly lanceolate, unequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, from the secondary branches, racemose, occuring only once, but each branch can produce new flowering branchlets, erect, zig-zag .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, successively [2] 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence without a spathe but has ovate, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaeum 2 Plate 125 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993;