Epidendrum sobralioides Ames & Correll 1943 GROUP Eximium

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Another Flower color

Photo by Walter Teague

Common Name The Sobralia-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in southern Mexico and Guatemala at elevations of 1750 to 2800 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, basally terete, laterally compressed above stems enveloped in the basal half by tubular, scarious sheaths and carrying 5 to 7, along the upper half, articulate, distichous, ascending, linear-lanceolate, acute, coriaceous, green to purple green, margin entire, spreading leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, arching-nutant, short, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence with prominent, nearly as long as the ovary, narrowly triangular, long-acuminate floral bracts and carries simultaneously opening flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; Icones Orchidacearum 1 Plate 30 Hagsater & Sanchez 1990 see recognition section; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1179 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing ok