Epidendrum ellipsophyllum L.O.Williams 1941 GROUP Alberti SUBGROUP Alberti

Type Sheet Drawing and Collection Sheet of Holotype by L.O.Williams and Epidendra Website

Part Shade WarmCool Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Elliptic Leaved Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Panama, Colombia and Ecuador? in wet forests at elevations of [350] 700 to 1400 meters as a small to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete, thickened towards the middle, straight stems enveloped in the basal half by infundibuliform, acute sheaths and carrying 3 to 7, spread through the apical half, the lower smaller, larger towards the apex, deciduous [only the upper 2 to 3 are persistent], elliptic, shortly acuminate, entire margined, gradually narrowing below into the tubular, somewhat infundibuliform, striated when dry base leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a apical, racemose, shorter than the leaves, suberect, several racemes are produced from the same terminus over time, thin, ancipitous, straight, to 4" [10 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence inflorescence enveloped by imbricating, tubular, ancipitous, acute to acuminate bracts and has longer than the ovary, ovate-triangular, conduplicate, subacute, amplexicaul, imbricating floral bracts and carrying resupinate, transluscent pale green, non fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing good; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Cho Colombia Misas 2005 drawing hmm/photo hmm; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 930 Hagsater & Santiago 2007 drawing good; Orchids of the Darien Gap Kolanowska 2014 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 Photo fide;