Epidendrum davidsei Hágsater 1993 GROUP Spathiger SUBGROUP Coriifolium Drawing © by Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

Cold LATE Summer EARLYFall

Common Name or Meaning Davidse's Epidendrum [American Orchid Enthusiast and collector of species current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in montane forests at elevations around 3200 to 3279 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with ererct, straight, laterally compressed stems enveloped basally by 5 scarious, non-foliaceous sheaths carrying about 5, distributed all along the apical 1/2 of the stem, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, acute apically leaves that blooms in the the late summer and early fall on a terminal, on a mature stem, occuring only once, racemose to 1 branched, arcuate, 4.8" [12 cm] long including the peduncle with prominent bracts, 7 to 9 flowered inflorescence arising through a tubular, 2.4" [6 cm] laterally compressed, acute spathe and carrying conduplicate, cucullate, ovate, acute, spaced apart floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaeum 2 Plate 127 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 drawing fide;