Epidendrum alberti Schltr. 1923GROUP Alberti SUBGROUP Albertii Drawing by Dodson and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Drawing hmm terminal inflorescence?? Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Part sun Warm Hot WinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name or Meaning Albert's Epidendrum [Mr Brenes, Costa Rican Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size 3/8" [10mm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 500 to 1600 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial or rarely lithophyte on rocks over streams or an epiphyte in wet, primary, montane forests with a cane-like, flattened stem enveloped completely by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying broadly ovate, red beneath, distichous, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal and axillary, short, successively 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence enveloped below by several, large, imbricate floral bracts and carryinjg greenish tinged reddish, coppore colored, rarely yellowish white flower with a lip that is usually white.

The species is distinguished by the narrowly ovate to ovate elliptic leaves that are rose to reddish purple on the back, the apical or lateral inflorescence with ovate elliptic, conduplicate, obtuse, imbricate floral bracts, a short, ancipitous peduncle with 1 to 2 ovate to elliptic, conduplicate, acute bracts and a column that is arching towards the apex.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 208. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as Pleuranthium albertii photo ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 373 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 200 1 drawing good; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 338 Hagsater & Sanchez 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 433 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 see recognition section; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing fide; Manual de las Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 7 Plate 715 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 7 Plate 724 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 7 Plate 741 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 8 Plate 824 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 9 Plate 901 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 903 Hagsater 2007 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 9 Plate 905 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 see recognition section; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 3 Morales 2009 photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide to Ortiz Drawing not;

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