Epidendrum dwyeri Hágsater 1993 GROUP Neowilliamsia TYPE Drawing © by Hágsater and The Epidendra Website

Common Name or Meaning Dwyer's Epidendrum [American collector of species and Curator Emeritus at Missouri Botanical Gardens early 2000's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Panama in cloud forests at elevations around 1500 to 1900 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with branching, cane-like, erect, arcuate to straight, laterally compressed, producing new stems from a middle internode of the previous stem carrying 2 to 5, along the apical 1/4 of the stem, elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, on a mature stem, occuring only once, paniculate, flexuous, ancipitose rachis, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long including the peduncle, simultaneously 8 to 26 flowered inflorescence with each node covered by a conduplicate, triangular, acute bract and carrying flowers that probably are non-resupinate with the tepals tan-chocolate and the lip is white.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Orchidaceaerum 2 Plate 130 Hagsater 1993 drawing fide