Epidendrum eburneum Rchb. f. 1867 GROUP Nocturnum Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Another Flower Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Common Name or Meaning The Ivory-Colored Epidendrum

Flower Size 2 2/5" [6 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama low on tree trunks at elevations of sealevel to 500 meters as a small to large sized, hot growing epiphyte with an erect, terete stem enveloped basally by several, tubular, scarious sheaths and carrying a few, coriaceous, dorsally carinate, narrowly elliptic, conduplicate below and basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an axillary, fractiflex, successively 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence carrying nocturnaly fragrant flowers.

This species differs by the flattened stems, shape of the flower segments and the entire lip

Synonyms Epidendrum leucocardium Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 31. Panama Schlechter 1922; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 715 Hamer 1982 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Manual Of Orchids Stewart 1995; Manual de las Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1121 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 3 Morales 2009 photo fide;