Epidendrum folsomii Hágsater & E.Santiago 2006 Group Oerstedella SUBGROUP Intermixtum Drawing by © M Lopez R and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Summer MIDFall

Common Name Folsom's Epidendrum [American botanist and Dichaea specialist current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Cocle province of Panama on the intercontinental divide in cloud forests at elevations of 600 to 800 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte or terrestrial on roadsides with simple, cane-like, terete, erect stems carrying 7 to 14 all along the stem, lanceolate, unequally bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms in the summer through mid fall on a terminal and lateral, erect, the apical one paniculate, the lateral one racemose, peduncel, terete, thin, simultaneously 4 to 7 flowered per inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular,a cute floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with the tepals olive green to greenish yellow, lip white to yellowish, and a white column.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 832 Hagsater & Santiago 2006 drawing fide