Epidendrum cystosum Ames 1934 GROUP Physinga Photo by Karremans and The Epidendra Website

Part Shade Hot Cool MID Spring

Common Name The Bladder Epidendrum [refers to the prominent ventral vesicle behind the perianth.

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Chiapas Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica in lower humid forests at elevations of 140 to 1100 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a single, erect, terete below, lightly compressed above, slender stem enveloped by tight sheaths and carrying 2, apical, grass-like, obliquely ascending, acute leaves that blooms in the mid spring on successive, pluriracemose, terminal, to 1.2" [3 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with up to 7 bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1218 Hamer 1985 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Cho Colombia Misas 2005 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1325 Hagsater & Santiago 2010 drawing fide