Epidendrum galeochilum Hágsater & Dressler 2004 GROUP Spathiger SUBGROUP Coriifolium Drawing by © Dressler & Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

Part Shade Warm Winter Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Helmut Epidendrum [refers to the lip]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Cocle' Panama at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with simple, produced from the base of the previous stem, cane-like, laterally compressed, straight, gradually wider towards the apex stems carrying 3, towards the apex of the stem, alternate, distichous, falcate, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, bilobed, smooth leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, erect, compact, 4.4" [11 cm] including the short peduncle, successively 2, 5 flowered inflorescence with the peduncle enveloped completely by 2, similar to the slightly longer than the ovary, obovate, subacute, fleshy, conduplicate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, distichous, secund, concolor green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 738 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 drawing fide;