Epidendrum dolichochlamys Hágsater & E.Santiago 2006 GROUP Polychlamys SUBGROUP Polychlamys TYPE Drawing by © Lopez and Hagsater and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Elongate Inflorescence Polychlamys Group Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations of 2400 to 2700 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, simple, cane-like, terete basally, laterally compressed towards the apex, arcuate stem enveloped completely by tubular, somewhat inflated apically, scarious sheaths, arising from an intermediate internode of the previous stem, carrying 2 to 4, at the apex of the newer stems, coriaceous, elliptic-ovate, acute, retuse, margin spreading and entire leaves that blooms in the mid winter to early summer on a terminal, occuring only once, distichous, racemose, sinuous, nutant, 3.4 to 6.4" [8.5 to 16 cm] long, lax, few flowered inflorescence with the peduncle completely enveloped by a tubular, oblong, acute, conduplicate bract and with almost as long as the ovary, ovate, acute, conduplicate, amplexicaul, deciduous floral bracts and carrying 4 to 8, simultaneously opening, resupinate, green tinged with wine red to purple flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaum 8 Plate 829 Hagsater & Salazar 2006 drawing fide;