Epidendrum dosbocasense Hágsater 1992 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Flexicaule Drawing © by Hágsater and The Epidendra Website

Common Name or Meaning The Rio Dos Bocas Epidendrum [A river in Veraguas Panama]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Veraguas Panama on the Pacific slope at elevations around 500 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with branching, cane-like, erect, cylindrical, producing new stems from near the apex of the previous stem carrying numerous, all along the stem, distichous, green becoming bronzed towards the apex, subcoriaceous, smooth, narrowly elliptic-ligulate, bilobed, apiculate, gradually larger towards the apex leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, sinuous, 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long including the short, 1 to 2 bract covered peduncle, successively single, to 4 flowered inflorescence with slightly larger than the ovary, conduplicate, prominent, obovate floral bracts and carrying green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 12(2): 282-284, f. Hagsater 1992 drawing fide; Icones Orchidaceaerum 13 Plate 1327 Hagsater 2010 drawing fide