Epidendrum elephantinum Hágsater 2004 GROUP Amblostoma SUBGROUP Amblostomioides TYPE Drawing by Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

Partial shadeCool EARLIER Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Elephant-Like Epidendrum [refers to the appearance of the lip when viewed from the side]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Panama in the Darien near the Colombian border at elevations around 1000 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, simple, cane-like terete stem carrying at least 5, on the apical half, alternate, articulate, subcoriaceous, narrowly lanceolate, unequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the earlier fall on a terminal, paniculate, suberect, to 12" [to 30 cm] long including the very short, straight, terete, thick, smooth, bractless peduncle, 10 branched, each branch 20 to 40 flowered, each branch from 5.4 to 8.8" [13.5 to 22 cm] long, all arching erect, simultaneously to 250 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, cream colored flowers.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 734 Hagsater 2004 drawing fide

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