Epidendrum gibbosum L.O.Williams 1941 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Platystigma Drawing by L O Williams and The Plant Illustration Website

Part ShadeCold MIDWinter MIDSummer

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

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in oak and rain forests on the Pacific slope at elevations of 2100 to 3150 meters as a large sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with branched, terete stems carrying numerous, narrowly elliptic, obliquely bilobed leaves that blooms in the mid winter through mid summer on a terminal, arising on the branches, racemose, distichous, erect to arcuate, 1.4 to 2.4" [3.5 to 6 cm] long including the very short, laterally compressed, erect peduncle, simultaneously 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence with a conduplicate, widely ovate, obtuse bract that partially covers the peduncle and much longer than the ovary, conduplicate, widely ovate, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1127 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide;