Epidendrum allochronum Hágsater 1993 GROUP Spathiger SUBGROUP Coriifolium

Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of Brian A. O'Brien Copyright ©

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Common Name The Successive Epidendrum [refers to the successive flowering of this species]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1100 to 2100 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with cane-like, laterally compressed, ancipitous stems carrying 2 to 3 [4], coriaceous, strap-shaped, bilobed apically, green with purple margin leaves that blooms in the spring through fall, on a terminal, erect, ocurring only once, racemose, distichous, to 16" [40 cm] long, zigzag rachis, laterally compressed, ancipitous, to 20 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovaries, conduplicate, apically rounded to bilobed, spaced apart, divergent, green, densely dotted reddish-purple floral bracts and carrying successively few at a time, non-fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Epidendrum coriifolium var. purpurascens Schltr. 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 104 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 112 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 116 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 189 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 398 Hagsater & Sanchez 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 409 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 793 Hagsater 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1228 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section

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