Epidendrum fortunae Hágsater & Dressler 2006 GROUP Oerstedella SUBGROUP Intermixtum Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool LATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Fortuna Epidendrum [A hill and dam where the species was discovered]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in eastern Panama at elevations of 1100 to 1400 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with simmple, cane-like, terete, erect stems carrying 10 0r more, all along the upper half, lanceolate to elliptic, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the later winter and spring on a terminal and lateral, erect, racmseo to slightly paniculate, the 4 to 6 lateral ones spreading, straight, each 4 to 6 flowerd, terminal one the same, simultaneously 20 to 42 flowered orchid overall with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with the tepals pale green and the column and lip white


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 833 Hagsater & Dressler 2006 drawing fide