Epidendrum eustirum Ames, F.T. Hubb. & C. Schweinf. 1935 GROUP Fruticosum Photo by © Robert Weyman Bussey.


Common Name or Meaning The Well Keeled Epidendrum [refers to the carinate sepals]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found from Puebla, Oaxaca, Vera Cruz and Chiapas states of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua in wet montane forests at elevations of 360 to 1700 meters as medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with terete, slender, cane-like stems enveloped by several, scarious, tubular sheaths and carrying towards the apex, a few to several, linear-lanceolate, mostly purplish, acute, basally clasping leaves and blooms in the fall through earlier springon a terminal, to 2" [5 cm] long, arcuate, several to many flowered, sub-umbelliform inflorescence with simultaneously opening, slightly citrus scented flowers.

Synonyms Epidendrum carinatum Lindl. 1853

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 5 1979; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 7[3]: 1979; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 716 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 1 Plate 28 Hagsater & Sanchez 1990 see recognition section; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1329 Hagsater 2010 drawing fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide